1997 – US songwriter Ben Raleigh died after setting fire to his bath robe- while cooking. Co-wrote ‘Scooby Doo Where Are You.’
1997 – At the 39th annual Grammy Awards held in New York, surprising wins include The Beatles for Best Pop Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal for the song “Free As A Bird,” Best Music Video, Short Form for the video to “Free As A Bird,” and Best Music Video, Long Form for […]
1997 – Ellen DeGeneres hosts this year’s Grammys. Eric Clapton wins Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Change the World.” The Beatles win Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Music Video Short, and Best Music Video Long for the “reunion” travesty “Free […]
1997 – U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Discoteque’, the bands third UK number 1 single. Lyrics: You can reach, but you can’t grab it You can’t hold it, control it, you can’t bag it You can push, but you can’t direct it Circulate, regulate, oh no, you cannot connect it […]
1997 – Country artist Ty England and wife Shanna welcome their third child into the world. Levi Wyatt weighs 9 pounds, 3 ounces, measures 21 inches and arrives at 3:58 p.m. Levi has a sister Aspen and a brother Christian Tyler.
1997 – All hail the Prince of Pop! Michael Jackson and wife Debbie become proud parents for the first time. The baby boy is born at Cedars-Sinai hospital.
1997 – Michael Menson of Rebel MC died from burns sustained in a racial attack aged 30. Lost on a street in North London, Menson was attacked twice. His tormentors were determined to burn him alive, throwing fuel at him, setting his back on fire. He suffered terrible burns and died 16 days later. Rebel […]
1997 – during their The Alive Worldwide tour, Kiss played the first of three sold out nights at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
1997 – David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 – U2 held a press conference in the Lingerie Department at the Greenwich Village Kmart store in Manhattan, New York City, to announce their Pop Mart world tour. The tour was set to start in Las Vegas on April 25th of this year.
1997 – Brian Connolly singer with the 1970’s Glam rock group Sweet died of kidney and liver failure aged 47. Rock singer. Connolly was born in Hamilton, adopted into the McManus family at birth and thus half-brother to actor Mark McManus (1935-94). At 18, discovering he was adopted he changed his surname back to that […]