Weekly update: 7th – 13th February 2022

This week:

7th
2001, Freddie Mercury’s leather jacket from the ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ video was sold at an auction in London for £950.
Lyric Video


8th
2006, on vacation in Italy, Michael Jackson and his children travelled from Sorrento to Rome.
Madonna – Holiday: WorksheetLyric Video

9th
1961, The Beatles played their first show at the Cavern Club , with Stu Sutcliffe and Pete Best. They received £5 for this lunchtime show, and played at least 280 shows until 3rd August 1963.
The Beatles – An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History

10th
1976, the Memphis Police Department made Elvis Presley an honorary reserve captain.
Mike Davis-The Laughing Policeman: Lyric Video

11th
Anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison (1990)
Worksheets:
46664 (That’s My Number) – Nelson Mandela
Biko – Peter Gabriel Lyric Videos: Peter Gabriel Simple Minds

12th
1997, David Bowie, with wife Iman, accepted a plaque in Hollywood as he was inducted to the Walk of Fame with a star outside the Galaxy Theatre. Twenty years later, in 2017, ★ Blackstar won four Grammy Awards.
Fame: Lyric video

13th
World Radio Day
Worksheets:
Radio Ga Ga – Queen Lyric video
Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles Lyric video
No One to Call – Caitlin Rose

Video Killed The Radio Star: Speak Up magazine Speak Up video
Radio programmes:
RAI: Tune Into English – la spiegazione di cinque brani sulla tema della radio.
Fergal Kavanagh

Number Ones, 7th February:

1962
UK Cliff Richard-The Young Ones
US Joey Dee & The Starliters-Peppermint Twist

1972
UK T.Rex-Telegram Sam

US Don McLean-American PieWorksheet

1982
UK Kraftwerk-The Model
US The J. Geils Band-Centerfold

1992
UK Wet Wet Wet-Goodnight Girl
US George Michael & Elton John-Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

2002
UK Enrique Iglesias-Hero
US Usher-U Got It Bad

2012
UK
Cover Drive-Twilight

US Adele-Set Fire To The Rain

2022
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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