Music History for

July 11

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1918 - Enrico Caruso recorded "Over There" written by George M. Cohan.

1946 - Dean Martin recorded his first four songs.

1959 - Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

1964 - The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?" was released.

1967 - Kenny Rogers formed The First Edition. Rogers had left the New Christy Minstrels.

1969 - The Rolling Stones released the single "Honky Tonk Women" in the U.S.

1969 - David Bowie's "Space Oddyssey" single was released in the U.K.

1970 - The Who's "Summertime Blues" was released.

1979 - Neil Young's concert film, "Rust Never Sleeps," debuted at the Bruin Theatre in Westwood, CA. The album of the same name was released simultaneously.

1995 - Mike Mills (R.E.M.) underwent emergency intestinal surgery in Germany. Seven shows of R.E.M.'s European tour had to be cancelled.

1996 - Beck made a surprise performance at Lollapalooza '96 in St. Louis, MO.

1998 - MTV premiered the special "Beastiography" about the Beastie Boys.

2000 - Lars Ulrich (Metallica) was the first witness to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing over copyright law issues concerning free sharing of music files on Web sites such as Napster and MP3.com.

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