Music History for

July 17


1939 - Charlie Barnet and his orchestra recorded "Cherokee."

1954 - The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Newport, RI.

1961 - Motown Records released The Supremes' first single, "Buttered Popcorn."

1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees at The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York.

1967 - "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" was recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

1968 - The Beatlesí feature-length cartoon, "Yellow Submarine," premiered at the London Pavilion.
Today in Beatles History

1974 - The Moody Blues open the first quadraphonic studio in London.

1975 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were divorced.

1976 - Heart's "Magic Man" was released.

1979 - Gary Moore left Thin Lizzy and was replaced by Midge Ure.

1987 - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) signed a solo deal with Virgin Records.

1996 - The Smashing Pumpkins fired Jimmy Chamberlin less than a week after Chambelin was arrested on a drug charge and Jonathan Melvoin died of a heroin overdose.