'Eh-oh' it was that year when we were introduced to Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, U.S. President Bill Clinton entered his second term as president of the US, scientist introduced us to Dolly the cloned sheep and the Labour party returned to power for the first time in 18 years with Tony Blair becoming Prime Minister.
Natalie Imbruglia know in soap land as Beth Brennan from Neighbours entered the charts in this year with her debut single 'Torn'. Oasis released their highly anticipated 3rd album, Be Here Now, on the 21st August, it sold 695,761 copies. These were Aqua's "Barbie Girl", the Children in Need charity single "Perfect Day", and All Saints' "Never Ever"
The biggest movie of 1997 sank £68,532,746 at the box office, Titanic stared Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. We also saw The Full Monty, Liar Liar and Men in Black became huge big screen hits.
Everything this year was aimed at the Spice Girls. You name it, it's branded, T-shirts, jackets, badges, pencils, mugs. A range of plastic look-alike dolls were out in time for Christmas and Hamleys even opened a specific Spice Girls department. And Tamagotchi were a big hit in the playgrounds. Kids were feeding, cleaning, disciplining, playing, giving injections and even clearing up virtual poos was all part of the addictive game