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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Chuck Mangione in 1940 (age 62); Dennis Doherty of the Mamas and the Papas, and Rascals keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, both in 1941 (age 61); guitarist Barry Goudreau
By United Press International

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Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., who was born in 1929 (age 73); singer/songwriter Randy Newman in 1943 (age 59); former Little River Band guitarist Beeb Burtles in 1948 (age 54); David Letterman's TV bandleader Paul Shaffer in 194
By United Press International

The Peter Principles: The riot act

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Harry Truman, never one to turn a weak phrase, once advised his political opponents to depart from the kitchen if they could not stand the heat from the fire. S
PETER ROFF, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 23-29.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Gordon Lightfoot, who was born in 1938 (age 64); Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons in 1942 (age 60); Byrds guitarist Gene Clarke in 1944; Jethro Tull's Martin Barre in 1946 (age 56); Dean Martin Jr.,in 1952; MTV vee jay Daisy Fuente
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 16-22.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include C.W. McCall, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Clyde McPhatter of the Dominoes, and also The Drifters, in 1931; Petula Clark in 1932 (age 70); Annifrid "Frida" Anderson of ABBA in 1945 (age 57); former Heart bassist Steve Fossen in
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Gene Hackman will receive the 2003 Cecil B. DeMille Award, in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Country Music News

Marty Robbins' first Columbia recording session, 1951. Ernest Tubb and Red Foley record "Too Old to Cut the Mustard," 1951.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Jimmy Hayes of the Persuasions, Brian Hyland, and The Walker Brothers' John Maus, who were all born in 1943 (age 59); Neil Young in 1945 (age 57); Arthur Tavares of the R&B group Tavares in 1946 (age 56); Blue Oyster Cult's Buck
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Kirk McGee, who was born in 1899; country's Delbert McClinton in 1940 (age 62); Chris Difford of Squeeze in 1954 (age 48); James Honeyman-Scott of the Pretenders in 1957; the Fat Boys' Kool Rock, whose real name is Damon
By United Press International

Today-in-Music: a look back at pop music

(Nov. 3)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Earl "Speedo" Carroll of the Cadillacs and the Coasters, who was born in 1937 (age 65); David "Jay" Black of Jay and the Americans in 1938 (age 64); Bruce Welch of the Shadows in 1941 (age 61); J.D. Souther in 1945 (age 57); Len
By United Press International
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Barbra Streisand
Singer/actress Barbra Streisand performs in concert at Bercy in Paris on June 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Barbra Joan Streisand (pronounced /ˈstraɪsænd/; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, film producer and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million albums sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre. Along with Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Shirley Jones, she shares the distinction of being awarded an acting Oscar and also recording a number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top ten albums of any female recording artist - a total of 31 since 1963. Streisand has the widest span (46 years) between first and latest top ten albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became one of the only artists to achieve number-one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the RIAA, she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

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