Weekly update: 9th – 15th May 2022

This week:

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

International Day of Families
Worksheet: Ode To My Family – The Cranberries
Lyric video

Number Ones, 9th May:

UK The Shadows – Wonderful Land
US The Shirelles-Soldier Boy

UK Royal Scots Dragoon Guards-Amazing Grace
US Roberta Flack-The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

UK Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder-Ebony And Ivory
US Vangelis-Chariots Of Fire

UK KWS-Please Don’t Go
US Kris Kross-Jump

UK Sugababes-Freak Like Me
US Ashanti-Foolish

UK Carly Rae Jepsen-Call Me Maybe Worksheet
US Gotye-Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) Worksheet

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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