Nine Inch Nails’ new album Hesitation Marks will feature four different covers to correlate with its various release formats. All four were designed by artist Russel Mills, who did the artwork for Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 release The Downward Spiral and a handful of other NIN releases from that era.
Beatles’ Yellow Submarine movie premiere at the London Pavilion on Piccadilly Circus. (July 17th 1968)
As with their previous film openings, large crowds turned out, blocking streets and bringing traffic to a standstill. George and Pattie Harrison, Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono all attended. The only Beatle to arrive alone was Paul McCartney, whose fiancée Jane Asher was absent. Three days later she announced the end of their relationship on BBC television.
Among the other guests were The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, plus members of The Who, Status Quo and Grapefruit (took from Beatlesbible.com)
Vince Guaraldi was born 17th july 1928,
He was an American jazz musician and pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip.
Vince Guaraldi - African Sleigh Ride…One Of My Favorite songs from my favorite cartoon
On this date, July 17, in 1967, innovative and famed jazz musician, John Coltrane dies.
John Coltrane was, after Charlie Parker, the most revolutionary and widely imitated saxophonist in jazz. Coltrane grew up in High Point, North Carolina, where he learned to play E-flat alto horn, clarinet, and (at about the age of 15) alto saxophone. After moving to Philadelphia he enrolled at the Ornstein School of Music and the Granoff Studios; service in a navy band in Hawaii (1945-46) interrupted these studies. He played alto saxophone in the bands led by Joe Webb and King Kolax, then changed to the tenor to work with Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (1947-48). He performed on either instrument as circumstances demanded while in groups led by Jimmy Heath, Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie (with whom he made his first recording in 1949), Earl Bostic, and lesser-known rhythm-and-blues musicians, but by the time of his membership in Johnny Hodges’s septet (1953-54) he was firmly committed to the tenor instrument. He performed infrequently for about a year, then leaped to fame in Miles Davis’ quintet with Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones (1955-57). [Continue reading biography.]
John "Trane" Coltrane.
Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959).
Legendary American female jazz singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a horrible childhood of under age prostitution, workhouses and a spell in prison, nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Billie became a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.
Critic John Bush wrote that she “changed the art of American pop vocals forever.” She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably “God Bless the Child”, “Don’t Explain”, “Fine and Mellow, “and “Lady Sings the Blues”. She also became famous for singing jazz standards including “Easy Living” and “Strange Fruit”.
She died from pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver on July 17, 1959.