The Rock History Report for July 17th
1967 – At New York’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees.
1968 – Yellow Submarine, the feature-length cartoon from The Beatles, premiered at the London Pavilion.
1974 – The Moody Blues opened London’s first quadraphonic studio.
1975 – Ringo Starr divorced Maureen Cox.
1976 – Heart released their single “Magic Man.”
1979 – Thin Lizzy replaced Gary Moore with Midge Ure.
1987 – Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards inked a solo deal with Virgin Records.
1996 – Less than a week after being arrested on drug charges and the death of touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was fired from The Smashing Pumpkins