On August 6, 1996, The Ramones performed their final concert, at The Palace in Los Angeles. For more than twenty years, The Ramones had been pioneers of punk rock. They were never a large commercial success, but their influence on punk and rock was enormous.
Emily Brontë was born on July 30, 1818. Brontë was not a prolific author, writing only a handful of poems and one novel, but that novel has become one of the classics of English literature – Wuthering Heights.
Raymond Chandler was born on July 23, 1888. Chandler was one of the innovators who created the American hard-boiled detective story; his detective, Philip Marlowe, starred in Chandler's seven novels and several short stories.
Linda Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946. Ronstadt was one of the major pop/rock singers of the 1970s and 1980s, who explored a wide range of styles and genres, almost always to critical acclaim.