On This Day

Events in Music in May 1997

  • May 3 42nd Eurovision Song Contest: Katrina and the Waves for United Kingdom wins singing "Love Shine a Light" in Dublin

Hall of Fame

May 6 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Bee Gees; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Jackson Five; Joni Mitchell; Parliament-Funkadelic; The (Young) Rascals; Mahalia Jackson; Bill Monroe; and Syd Nathan

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb
Singer Joni Mitchell
Singer
Joni Mitchell
Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • May 11 "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances

Music Single

May 12 "It's Your Love" single released by Time McGraw and Faith Hill

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • May 18 "King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
  • May 23 "King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC

Music History

May 28 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis (fungal lung infection)

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan