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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
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Eckstine family says 'son' is imposter

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The family of the late U.S. jazz singer Billy Eckstine is set to begin legal proceedings against a man claiming to be his son and performing under that moniker.

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Today is Saturday, July 8, the 189th day of 2006 with 176 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Jazzman Lucky Thompson dead at 81

SEATTLE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Influential jazz saxophonist Eli "Lucky" Thompson has died in Seattle at age 81.

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Today is Friday, July 8, the 189th day of 2005 with 176 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, July 8, the 190th day of 2004 with 176 to follow.
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Feature: Don McLean to Songwriters Hall

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- Don McLean, whose hit song "American Pie" was voted No. 5 in a recording industry poll of the top songs of the 20th century, will enter the National Academy of
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Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 189th day of 2003 with 176 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 8-14.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster was born this day in 1909 in Kansas City, Mo. He brought new life to the Duke Ellington Orchestra's saxophone section with his blustery and breathy approach to the horn.
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William Clarence “Billy” Eckstein (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American singer of ballads and bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine's smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato broke down barriers throughout the 1940s, first as leader of the original bop big-band, then as the first romantic black male in popular music.

Eckstein's grandparents were William F. Eckstein and Nannie Eckstein, a mixed race, lawfully married couple who lived in Washington D.C.; both were born in the year 1863. William F. was born in Prussia and Nannie in Virginia.

An influence looming large in the cultural development of soul and R&B singers from Sam Cooke to Prince, Eckstine was able to play it straight on his pop hits "Prisoner of Love," "My Foolish Heart" and "I Apologize." Raised in Washington, D.C., Eckstine began singing at the age of seven and entered many amateur talent shows. He had also planned on a football career, but after breaking his collar bone, he made music his focus. After working his way west to Chicago, Eckstine joined Earl Hines' Grand Terrace Orchestra in 1939, staying with the band as vocalist and, occasionally, trumpeter, until 1943. By that time, he had begun to make a name for himself through the Hines band's radio shows with such juke box hits as "Stormy Monday Blues" and his own "Jelly Jelly."

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