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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 30, 2013.
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'Tonight' band drummer Ed Shaughnessy dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Ed Shaughnessy, a U.S. jazz musician who played drums with Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band for nearly three decades, has died, his family said. He was 84.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2008.
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TV theme composer Hagen dead at 88

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., May 27 (UPI) -- Earle H. Hagen, an Emmy Award-winning composer of music for TV shows, has died at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at the age of 88, his wife Laura said.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
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'Tonight Show' jazzman Tommy Newsom dies

PORTSMOUTH, Va., April 30 (UPI) -- Tommy Newsom, 78, a saxophonist and arranger who gained visibility as a band member on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," died in his Portsmouth, Va., home.

Dancer, choreographer Walter Nicks dies

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Walter Nicks, a dancer, choreographer and instructor of international renown, has died in Brooklyn at the age of 81.

Martha Tilton, big band singer, dies

BRENTWOOD, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Martha Tilton, popular big-band singer of the 1940s, has died of natural causes at her California home at the age of 91.

Bill Miller, Sinatra's pianist, dies at 91

MONTREAL, Ontario, July 15 (UPI) -- Bill Miller, Frank Sinatra's longtime piano accompanist and closest musical adviser, has died at 91 in a Montreal hospital.

'Tonight' show pianist Tompkins dies

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- Pianist Ross Tompkins, who performed on TV's "The Tonight Show" as part of Doc Severinsen's band for more than 20 years, has died in Florida.

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Today is Tuesday, May 30, the 150th day of 2006 with 215 to follow.
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Benny Goodman
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Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing".

In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music."

Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz, and during an era of segregation, he also led one of the first racially-integrated musical groups. Goodman continued to perform to nearly the end of his life, including exploring his interest in classical music.

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