December 1997 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 "1776" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • Dec 4 "Diary of Anne Frank" opens at Music Box Theater NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 8 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes & Spice Girls win

Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
Singer Melanie Brown
Singer
Melanie Brown
  • Dec 11 "Sunshine Boys" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Dec 14 "View From the Bridge" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 15 "Spice World" movie directed by Bob Spiers and starring girl group the Spice Girls premieres in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 16 Zara Larsson, Swedish singer-songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, dies at 89
  • Dec 2 Michael Hedges, American guitarist known for originality (b. 1953)
  • Dec 6 Eliot Daniel, composer (I Love Lucy theme), dies at 89
  • Dec 9 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, dies at 91
  • Dec 10 Violet Carlson, stage dancer/singer, dies at 97
  • Dec 10 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), dies at 71
  • Dec 14 Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who) (b. 1946)
  • Dec 16 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), dies from brain seizure at 45
  • Dec 19 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band) dies at 73
  • Dec 22 Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist, dies at 69
  • Dec 24 Anthea Joseph, music producer, dies at 57
  • Dec 31 Floyd Cramer, American Hall of Fame pianist (Nashville Sound), dies of cancer at 64