Weekly update: 6th – 12th November 2023

This week:
1948, 13-year-old Elvis Presley played guitar and sang ‘Leaf On A Tree’ as a farewell to Milam Junior School, Tupelo, before he and his family left for Memphis.
Hound Dog: Worksheet Lyric Video

Anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen (2016)
Hallelujah: Worksheet Lyric Video

1972, after the badly attended Ziggy Stardust show in Phoenix, Arizona, on the 4th, the Spiders had a nine-day break, remaining in the city. David Bowie shaved off his eyebrows.
Five Years: Worksheet Lyric Video

Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (1999)
“Heroes” – David Bowie: Worksheet Lyric VideoSpeak Up video

1955, during the Country Music DJ Convention in Nashville, songwriter Mae Axton played Elvis Presley her song ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ in his hotel room. He immediately declared it would be his next single.
Lyric Video

Armistice/Remembrance Day
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Pogues: Worksheet Lyric Video

1993, the day after the last of five dates in Mexico City, Michael Jackson cancelled the rest the Dangerous tour, saying he was seeking treatment for a dependency on painkillers.
Earth Song: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 6th November:

UK David Whitfield-Answer Me
US Stan Freberg – St. George & The Dragonet

UK Gerry And The Pacemakers-You’ll Never Walk Alone
US Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs – Sugar Shack

UK David Cassidy-Daydreamer
US Gladys Knight & The Pips-Midnight Train to Georgia

UK Billy Joel-Uptown Girl
US Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton-Islands In The Stream

UK Meat Loaf-I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)
US Meat Loaf-I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)

UK Fatman Scoop-Be Faithful (feat. The Crooklyn Clan)
US Beyoncé-Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul)

UK Lorde-Royals Worksheet
US Lorde-Royals Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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