September 1997 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 1 "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater
  • Sep 4 14th MTV Video Music Awards: Jamiroquai, Jewel & Beck win

Music releaseMusic Release

Sep 13 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Sep 13 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" single is released in the UK by Elton John
  • Sep 22 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 24 31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 29 Robbie Williams releases his first solo album "Life thru a Lens" features single "Angels"


Weddings in Music

  • Sep 5 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Grammy Award winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
  • Sep 4 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, dies at 91
  • Sep 5 Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
  • Sep 7 Derek Taylor, Beatles publicist, dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 12 "Stikkan" Stig Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Sep 18 James "Jimmy" Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (Ain't Nobody's Business), dies at 77
  • Sep 19 Rich Mullins, American singer (b. 1955)
  • Sep 20 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59
  • Sep 25 Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
  • Sep 25 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (b. 1916)
  • Sep 29 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician, dies at 55