Weekly update: 8th – 14th April 2024

This week:

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

1989, Whitney Houston presented Michael Jackson with a Special Achievement Award at Neverland Ranch, in a live video link to the first World Music Awards show in Monaco.
Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All: Worksheet Lyric Video

Number Ones, 8th April:

UK The Stargazers-I See The Moon
US Jo Stafford – Make Love To Me

UK The Beatles-Can’t Buy Me Love
US The Beatles-Can’t Buy Me Love

UK Terry Jacks-Seasons In The Sun
US Blue Swede-Hooked On A Feeling

UK Lionel Richie-Hello
US Kenny Loggins-Footloose

UK Doop-Doop
US Ace Of Base-The Sign

UK Usher-Yeah
US Usher-Yeah

UK 5 Seconds Of Summer-She Looks So Perfect
US Pharrell Williams-Happy Worksheet Speak Up video

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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