Weekly update: 8th – 14th November 2021

This week:

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

1975, Queen played the 1st show of the 77-date ‘A Night At The Opera’ tour, at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Worksheet Lyric Video

1996, Michael Jackson married Deborah Rowe, his second wife, after the HIStory concert at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia.
Bruno Mars-Marry You: Lyric Video

Number Ones, 8th November:

UK Helen Shapiro-Walking Back To Happiness
US Jimmy Dean-Big Bad John

UK Rod Stewart-Maggie May

US Cher-Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves

UK Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin-It’s My Party
US Hall & Oates-Private Eyes

UK U2-The Fly
US Karyn White – Romantic

UK Afroman-Because I Got High
US Mary J. Blige-Family Affair

UK Professor Green-Read All About It (feat. Emeli Sandé)
UK Rihanna-We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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