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Memphis music great Mabon "Teenie" Hodges dead at 68

Memphis music great Mabon "Teenie" Hodges dead at 68

DALLAS, June 25 (UPI) --Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, celebrated guitarist and "Take Me to the River" songwriter, died earlier this week at age 68 from complications of emphysema.
Annie Martin
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 13, 2014
By United Press International
House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee decided against pursuing an investigation into the arrests of eight House members at a Washington rally in early October.
8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.

Americans take one-point lead at Presidents Cup

DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- One-sided wins featuring Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson allowed the United States to hold on for a one-point lead Thursday on the first day of the Presidents Cup.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Latest incident at French nuclear plant renews calls for its closure

THIONVILLE, France, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A release of a hydrochloric acid from France's trouble-plagued Cattenom nuclear plant has renewed calls for its closure from nearby Luxembourg and Germany.
Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Carmakers look down the road, small car crash tests

Results of overlap front crash tests of a dozen small cars by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety were mixed.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Kerry vows to help China go green

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Washington stands ready to help the Chinese government use more of its own natural gas as part of a bilateral green agenda, the U.S. secretary of state said.

U.S. Women's Open gets unlikely leader

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., June 27 (UPI) -- Ha-Neul Kim, who plays virtually all her golf in Asia, became the unexpected leader Thursday after the opening round of the U.S. Women's Open.
Mickelson, Horschel share U.S. Open lead

Mickelson, Horschel share U.S. Open lead

ARDMORE, Pa., June 14 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the final green Friday to share the lead with Billy Horschel in the suspended second round of the U.S. Open.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Shadoff part of tie at Nabisco

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- Jodi Ewart Shadoff, winless in her three years on the LPGA Tour, found herself tied for the lead Thursday after one round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Group maps child poverty in Britain

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A map prepared by a coalition of advocacy groups shows a wide disparity in child poverty rates in areas in Britain.

Tunisia's ruling party rejects P.M.'s plan

TUNIS, Tunisia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Tunisia's governing Ennahda Party rejected its leader's call for a unity government Thursday, the day after the assassination of an opposition leader.
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Al Green performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on July 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Albert Greene (born April 13, 1946), better known as Al Green, is an American gospel and soul music singer who was popular in the 1970s, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Green was born in Forrest City, Arkansas. He was the sixth of ten children born to Robert and Cora Greene. The son of a sharecropper, he started performing at age ten in a Forrest City quartet called the Greene Brothers; he dropped the final "e" from his last name years later as a solo artist. They toured extensively in the mid-1950s in the South until the Greenes moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, when they began to tour around Michigan. His father kicked him out of the group because he caught Green listening to Jackie Wilson.

Green formed a group called Al Greene & the Creations in high school. Curtis Rogers and Palmer James, two members of the Creations, formed an independent label called Hot Line Music Journal. In 1967, under the new name Al Greene & the Soul Mates, the band recorded "Back Up Train" and released it on Hot Line Music; the song was an R&B chart hit. The Soul Mates' subsequent singles did not sell as well. Al Green's debut LP was released on Hot Line in 1967 called "Back Up Train". The album was upbeat and soulful but didn't do well in sales. This was the only album on the Hot Line label. Green came into contact with band leader Willie Mitchell of Memphis' Hi Records in 1969, when Mitchell hired him as a vocalist for a Texas show with Mitchell's band and then asked him to sign with the label.

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