CANDLE IN THE WIND– Elton John
ELTON JOHN - CANDLE IN THE WIND - 1973
Jim Owen -- 01/05/2012
#1 – October 11th, 1997
• President Bill Clinton is sworn in for his his second term.
• Control of Hong Kong reverted back to China from Britian as England’s 99 year lease ran out.
• The first mammal, a sheep named Dolly was cloned.
• The Dow Jones average kept hitting record highs.
• The infamous “Phoenix Lights” are seen over the valley of the sun.
• Steve Jobs returns to run Apple Computers
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “As Good As It Gets” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park ” and “Titanic”
• T.V.: Ally McBeal, X-Files and Friends
• The controversial television ratings system debuts on cable stations and broadcast networks. The ratings, TV-Y, TV-G, TV-Y7, TV-PG, TV-14 and TV-M, appear for 15 seconds in the upper left-hand corner of the screen at the beginning of each show, except news and sports programs, which are not rated.
• The Dancing Baby was the hottest animation making the rounds on the internet.
• Beanie Babies toys were making it inside our McDonalds Happy Meals.
• Nintendo 64 is released.
• The Prince of Pop is born to Michael Jackson and wife Debbie Rowe. The child's name is Prince Michael Junior.
• Tiger Woods at 21 years old became the youngest ever golfer to win the Masters
• Lost 2 from the “Beat” generation William Burroughs and Alan Ginsburg
• John Denver
• Jimmy Stewart
• Mother Theresa
• Princess Diana
• The lyrics were written by Elton John's writing partner, Bernie Taupin. He got the idea for the title from a quote he read about Janis Joplin.
• "Candle In The Wind" began its life as an elegant tribute to the ultimate fallen star, Marilyn Monroe. In 1997,John and Taupin, rewrote the lyrics and played this at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997. This new version was recorded live at her funeral service and was subsequently issued as a charity single that became a #1 hit.
• John won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Candle In The Wind '97." He also received a RIAA Diamond Disc for US sales over 10 million (the only single to get such an award).
• It is said that Princess Diana loved the original version of this song, probably because she identified with the lyric, "They made you change your name, never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in" and "even when you died, the press still hounded you."
• Here’s “Candle in the Wind” your #1 @ 1 from 1997.