It was this week in 1967 that Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant. With full permission from the family, Dr Barnard took the heart from a man who had died of a head injury and transplanted it into Louis Washkansky. Washkansky, who was 54, regained full consciousness and lived with his new heart for 18 days.
Coincidentally, the song that was at number one in the UK was Long John Baldry’s Let The Heartaches Begin.
There have been a total of 20 UK number ones with the word heart (not part-of) that have made the top slot, here is the list.
|Al Martino||Here in My Heart||1952|
|Mantovani||The Song from The Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)||1953|
|Elvis Presley||Wooden Heart||1961|
|Cilla Black||Anyone Who Had A Heart||1964|
|Elton John and Kiki Dee||Don’t Go Breaking My Heart||1976|
|Blondie||Heart of Glass||1979|
|Bonnie Tyler||Total Eclipse of The Heart||1983|
|Eurythmics||There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)||1985|
|Feargal Sharkey||A Good Heart||1985|
|Wham!||Where Did Your Heart Go||1986|
|Pet Shop Boys||Heart||1988|
|Mark Almond Feat Gene Pitney||Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart||1989|
|Kylie Minogue||Hand On Your Heart||1989|
|The Bluebells||Young at Heart||1993|
|Celine Dion||My Heart Will Go On||1998|
|Westlife||Queen of My Heart||2001|
|Meck Feat Leo Sayer||Thunder In My Heart Again||2006|
|Taio Cruz||Break Your Heart||2009|
|Olly Murs Feat Rizzle Kicks||Heart Skips A Beat||2011|
|Rixton||Me and My Broken Heart||2014|