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's Love 4 One Another Charities Tour 1997 opens at The Tower Theater, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. All proceeds go to benefit Prince
's Love 4 One Another Charity.
plays at The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Ben And Jerry's Ice Cream company launches a new flavour
Food, in honour of the band Phish
. The ingredients are chocolate ice cream with marshmallow (15%), caramel (10%) and fish-shaped chocolate chunks (7.5%). All of the band's profits from the venture go to a project to clean up Lake Champlain, which straddles the borders between Canada, New York State and Vermont, USA.
Blues harmonica player Harmonica George
[real name: George W. Robinson] dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
For his services to popular music, Paul McCartney
is knighted by her Royal Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, in Buckingham Palace, London.
Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers
buys the 55-room Lake Malone Inn, Powderly, Kentucky, USA. His manager states that he has "been wanting to buy a place to get away".
begin a brief Greek tour with a show at The Milos Club, Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe.
plays at the Capitol Music Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA.
The "coming out" episode of ABC tv's Ellen in the USA, features Dwight Yoakam
as a grocery-store employee. The episode also features appearances by Demi Moore, Oprah Winfrey and k.d. lang.
attends a press conference announcing an October benefit show to promote international harmony and tolerance, with Muhammad Ali also in attendance.
plays a rooftop gig from the top of the Hayward Gallery in London. The performance is recorded for a C4 tv special.
Country music stars Marty Stuart and Connie Smith are married in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA.
It's Your Love by Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill
becomes the first song in twenty years to spend six weeks at No1 in the Billboard
magazine Hot Country Singles chart in the USA. Last to have done so was Luckenbach, Texas, by Waylon Jennings
British prime minister Tony Blair hosts a private party at No10 Downing Street, London, England, UK, Europe, to celebrate the success of the UK music industry, with guests including Oasis
and Pet Shop Boys
On their PopMart tour
, when U2
play at Valle Hoven, Oslo, Norway, Europe, their showpiece special effect, a giant mechanical Lemon, fails to open, trapping the band inside inside until the Lemon is dragged off the stage and the somewhat embarassed band set free.
British electronic music trio Dario G release their debut single, Sunchyme, on Warner Records in the UK. The track extensively samples the vocal chant from the Dream Academy single Life In A Northern Town.
plays the first of two nights at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC, USA.
The novel Underworld
by Don Delillo
is published by Scribner. Passages from the book, pertaining to Delillo's character Ismael Munoz, will inspire Conor Oberst while he is writing the 2007 Bright Eyes
song Four Winds
release their third album, Pleased To meet You, on Indolent Records in the UK.
advises Warner Bros that drummer Bill Berry has decided to leave the group.
releases her third studio album Come On Over
, in the USA. Eventually, notching up over 40m sales worldwide, it will become the best-selling country music album of all time. Twelve singles will be released from the album, of which eleven will become top five country hits in Canada.
Dylan plays concert No923 in his Never-ending Tour at The Roxy, Atlanta, Georgia.
, popular jazz trombonist and comedian, dies aged 82 in London, UK.
US President Bill Clinton presents Bob Dylan
with the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award in the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC., USA