Weekly update: 6th – 12th September 2021

This week:

1966, in preparation for his role as Private Gripweed in the film How I Won The War John Lennon had a haircut and wore his iconic granny glasses for the first time.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Happy Xmas (War Is Over): Worksheet – Lyric Video

1977, David Bowie recorded his appearance on ITV’s Marc Bolan Show, broadcast on 28th September, where he sang “Heroes” and jammed with his old friend in what was to be Marc’s last performance before his fatal car crash nine days later.
“Heroes”: Worksheet
T.Rex-Debora Lyric Video

1987, ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ , a duet with Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett, entered the Billboard Hot 100. Michael wanted Whitney Houston to sing it, but her record company refused. The song became the first of 5 consecutive Number 1s from the Bad album.
Lyric Video

Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All: Worksheet

1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show performing four songs including ‘Hound Dog’, being filmed only from the waist up. He was watched by 80% of television viewers.
Hound Dog: Worksheet Lyric Video

World Suicide Prevention Day
Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.

Jeremy – Pearl Jam
Good Grief – Bastille
Tric & Trac (audio translation) Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of – U2

Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks (2001)
Worksheet: Into The Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Anniversary of the death of Stephen Biko (1977)
Biko – Peter Gabriel: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 6th September:

UK John Leyton-Johnny, Remember Me
US The Highwaymen-Michael

UK Diana Ross-I’m Still Waiting
US Wings-Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

UK Soft Cell-Tainted Love
US Diana Ross-Endless Love (with Lionel Richie)

UK Bryan Adams-Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
US Bryan Adams-Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

UK Five-Let’s Dance
US Alicia Keys-Fallin’

UK Olly Murs-Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
US Katy Perry-Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100< /span>

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