Weekly update: 5th – 11th July 2021

This week:

1954, Elvis Presley recorded ‘That’s All Right’, his first single, at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, the Blue Moon Boys.
Elvis listening activity

1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time when The Quarrymen played at the Woolton Garden Fete. Band member Ivan Vaughan introduced his Liverpool Institute classmate to the others and Paul showed John how to tune a guitar.
The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends Worksheet

2009, 17,500 fans attended a memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center, L.A., twelve days after his death. Broadcast live around the world, it was the most streamed event in history.
Heal The World Worksheet Lyric video

1954, Dewey Phillips played ‘That’s All Right’ 15 times on his WHBQ radio show. Elvis Presley was at the cinema, but his parents were listening and picked him up to take him to the station where he was interviewed on air.
Lyric Video
All Shook Up Worksheet

1997, David Bowie filmed the video for ‘Seven Years In Tibet’ in Italy on a day off from the Earthling tour.
Lyric video

2007, Queen guitarist Brian May received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Honoris Causa from the University of Exeter.
Another One Bites The Dust Worksheet Lyric Video

1969, ‘Space Oddity’, David Bowie’s first RCA single, was released nine days before the moon landing. It was his first chart success, reaching Number 5 in the UK (and became his first UK Number One on its 1975 rerelease).
Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 5th July:

UK Del Shannon-Runaway
US Gary U.S. Bonds-Quarter To Three

UK Middle Of The Road-Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
US Carole King-It’s Too Late

UK Michael Jackson-One Day In Your Life
US Kim Carnes-Bette Davis Eyes

UK Jason Donovan-Any Dream Will Do
US Paula Abdul-Rush Rush

UK Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa & Pink-Lady Marmalade
US Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mýa & Pink-Lady Marmalade

UK Jason Derulo-Don’t Wanna Go Home
US Adele-Rolling In The Deep

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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