Weekly update: 8th – 14th May 2023

This week:

1999, David Bowie was awarded an honorary doctorate by Boston’s Berklee College of Music and delivered the commencement address to graduates at the 4,000-seater Hynes Convention Center.
“Heroes” Lyric videoWorksheetTune show

1965, Colonel Tom Parker produced a special Mother’s Day radio show broadcast across the country, with the aim of promoting Elvis’ songs and commemorating his mother Gladys. He repeated the endeavour the following year.
Love Me Tender lyric video
Always On My Mind Worksheet

1970, David Bowie was awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Song for ‘Space Oddity’, performing the song during the live worldwide broadcast.
WorksheetLyric video

1976, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Selling British Record.
Lyric video

1960, on the day ABC broadcast Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Elvis, with a 41.5% share, Elvis Presley was at a karate demonstration in Los Angeles where he met his future instructor Ed Parker.
Love Me Tender lyric video
Are You Lonesome Tonight worksheet

1970, the film Let It Be was due to have its world premiere in New York City, but was held back until one week later for simultaneous screenings in London and Liverpool. None of The Beatles attended.
Lyric video
The Long And Winding Road worksheet

1984, President Ronald Reagan presented Michael Jackson with a Presidential Award for public service at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, DC.
Beat It lyric video
Thriller worksheet

Number Ones, 8th May:

UK The Beatles-From Me To You
US Little Peggy March-I Will Follow Him

UK Tony Orlando & Dawn-Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
US Tony Orlando & Dawn-Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree

UK Spandau Ballet-True
US Michael Jackson-Beat It

UK George Michael & Queen-Five Live
US Silk-Freak Me

UK Busted-You Said No
US 50 Cent-In Da Club

UK Daft Punk – Get Lucky Worksheet
US Pink – Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess) Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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