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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Aug. 7, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2006 with 146 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2005 with 146 to follow.
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Musicians record tribute to Mr. Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Musicians from a variety of genres will interpret songs written by beloved PBS personality Fred "Mr." Rogers for a charity album.

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2004 with 146 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2003 with 146 to follow.
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Country Music News

Mary-Chapin Carpenter born in Princeton, N.J., 1958. Hank Williams' No. 1 single "Kaw-Liga" is charted 1953.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include bassist Tom McGuinness of Manfred Mann, and also of McGuinness-Flint, who was born in 1941 (age 61); The Association's Ted Bluechel Jr. in 1942 (age 60); Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers in 1952 (age 50); Def Leppard bass
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
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The Vegas Guy: Bally's Casino/Tunica

TUNICA, Miss., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- OK, so I'm standing in the foyer of the Delta Levee Cafe ("good country cookin'," says the brochure, which has a habit of dropping g's, Mississippi style), and
JOE BOB BRIGGS, 'The Vegas Guy'

Country Music News

B.J. Thomas born in Hugo, Okla., 1942. Hank Williams debuted on the Louisiana Hayride, 1948. Patsy Cline hit No. 1 with "I Fall to Pieces," 1961. Armadillo World Headquarters opened in Austin, Texas, 1970.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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B.J. Thomas
Singer B.J. Thomas sings at the Christmas Pageant of Peace Opening Ceremony and National Christmas Tree lighting in Washington on December 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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B. J. Thomas (Billy Joe Thomas, b. August 7, 1942, in Hugo, Oklahoma) is an American popular singer known for his chart-topping hits in the 1960s and 1970s.

Thomas was reared in and around Houston, Texas. He graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, Thomas sang in a church choir as a teenager then joined the musical group The Triumphs. During his senior year he made friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits. The Traits and the Triumphs held several Battle of the Bands events in the early 1960s featuring Head and Thomas.

In 1966, B. J. Thomas and The Triumphs released the album, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Pacemaker Records). The album featured a hit cover of the Hank Williams song, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". In the same year, Thomas released a solo album of the same name (Scepter Records).

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