Weekly update: 7th – 13th April 2025

This week:

World Health Day
I Saved The World Today – The Eurythmics: WorksheetLyric Video

1963, Julian Lennon was born to Cynthia in Liverpool. John was on tour (The Beatles played in London that evening) and did not see his son until 11th April.
Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance / Father And Son – Cat Stevens /Father & Friend – Alain Clark / Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2
Father & Friend – Alain Clark
Speak Up Video: Father & Son

1992, ‘In The Closet’, the third single from Michael Jackson’s Dangerous was released, featuring Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. Michael had asked Madonna to sing on the song but she refused.
Dangerous: Full album Lyric Videos

Anniversary of Paul McCartney’s announcement he was leaving the Beatles (1970)
Twenty Beatles worksheets
Speak Up videos: Beatles nameBeatles Grammar mistakes

1976, Queen played the first show of an 8-date tour of Australia, at the Entertainments Centre, Perth.
We Will Rock You: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video

International Day of Human Space Flight
Space Oddity – David Bowie: WorksheetLyric Video

2009, BBC Radio 2 announced that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was the second most played song in public places in the last 75 years.
WorksheetLyric Video Speak Up Video

Number Ones, 7th April:
UK Tennessee Ernie Ford-Give Me Your Word
US Bill Hayes – The Ballad Of Davy Crockett

UK The Rolling Stones-The Last Time
US The Supremes – Stop! In The Name Of Love

UK Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby
US Minnie Riperton-Loving You

UK Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
US Phil Collins – One More Night

UK The Outhere Brothers-Don’t Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)
US Madonna – Take A Bow

UK Tony Christie-(Is This The Way To) Amarillo
US 50 Cent-Candy Shop

UK Jess Glynne-Hold My Hand
US Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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