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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1997

Musical Events Making the News in 1997


Tuesday 21st January 1997
Col. Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, died.
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Monday 10th February 1997
Singer Brian Connolly of Sweet dies of kidney failure.
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Sunday 9th March 1997
The Notorius B.I.G. is shot to death.
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Tuesday 11th March 1997
Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
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Monday 7th April 1997
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher married actress Patsy Kensit.
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Tuesday 6th May 1997
Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Thursday 29th May 1997
American artist Jeff Buckley drowned.

 
Tuesday 2nd September 1997
Noted conductor Rudolf Bing dies age 95.

 
Sunday 12th October 1997
Singer and songwriter John Denver dies.

 
Monday 20th October 1997
Henry 'The Sunflower' Vestine, original guitarist for Canned Heat, is found dead in his hotel room in France. The cause of death is undetermined.

 
Saturday 22nd November 1997
INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room in the Ritz Carlton in Double Bay, Australia.
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Monday 1st December 1997
Jazz great Stephan Grapelli dies age 89.

 
Monday 1st December 1997
Stephane Grappelli French jazz violinist dies at 89

 

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