Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
It is 1997.
Elton John re-writes a song about Marilyn Monroe, Candle in the Wind, for the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Paul McCartney becomes Sir Paul McCartney, as he receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Madonna wins the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, for her role as Evita Peron in Evita, at the Golden Globes. Virginia's state senate votes to make the state song, Carry Me Back to Old Virginny, the state song "emeritus." James Brown and David Bowie receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream introduces Phish Food. Wynton Marsallis wins the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Disney-owned Hollywood Records drops the Insane Clown Posse in an attempt to prevent a boycott from the Southern Baptist Convention. (Insane Clown Posse quickly is signed by Island Records.) Garth Brooks plays a free concert in Central Park for up to a million attendees. Fleetwood Mac reunite, release a new album (The Dance), and tour the States. The co-founder of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, is sentenced to nine years in prison for a probation violation. Bill Berry leaves R.E.M., due to health issues. Garry Glitter is arrested for child porn. Death of the Notorious B.I.G and Michael Hutchence. Troy will probably kill me if I don't mention Blackmore's Night forms in 1997 - as does The White Stripes.
Big hits: Candle in the Wind (Elton John), Can't Nobody Hold Me Down (Puff Daddy featuring Mase), Hypnotize (Notorious B.I.G.), MMMBop (Hanson), I'll Be Missing You (Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112), Mo Money Mo Problems (Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase), Honey (Mariah Carey), If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow), Wannabe (Spice Girls), Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Madonna), Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) (Backstreet Boys), Semi-Charmed Life (Third Eye Blind), How Do I Live (Leann Rimes), You Were Meant For Me (Jewel), 2 Become 1 (Spice Girls), Barbie Girl (Aqua), You Make Me Wanna (Usher), Say You'll Be There (Spice Girls), Foolish Games (Jewel), and Tubthumping (Chumbawamba).
(Sorry for no earworms last week; life interfered.)