Undated -- On July eleventh, 1937, composer George Gershwin died of a brain tumor in Beverly Hills, California. Gershwin wrote scores for Broadway shows including "Funny Face" and "Porgy and Bess."
In 1959, Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson, recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.
In 1964, The Supremes released their first hit, "Where Did Our Love Go."
In 1970, the "Woodstock" soundtrack hit number one on the US album chart, the first triple album to do so.
In 1979, Neil Young's concert film "Rust Never Sleeps" premiered in Los Angeles. The album of the same name was released simultaneously.
Also in 1979, the first digital rock album, "Bop Till You Drop" by Ry Cooder, was released.
In 1989, actor Laurence Olivier died. He was 82.
In 1995, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills had abdominal surgery. The band was touring in Germany at the time.
In 2008, singer Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies was arrested in Fayetteville, New York, on drug charges.