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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.
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'Silver Bells' singer Carol Richards dies

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Carol Richards, who teamed with Bing Crosby on the Christmas classic "Silver Bells," died of heart disease in a Vero Beach, Fla., hospital. She was 84.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2006 with 128 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2005 with 128 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 25, the 238th day of 2004 with 128 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2003 with 128 to follow.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Yank Lawson was born this day in Trenton, Mo. A regular with the World's Greatest Jazz Band, he cut his jazz teeth with Wingy Manone, Ben Pollack, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Big Sid Catlett was born this date in Evansville, Ind., in 1910. Always in great demand, he was a big man behind the drums, yet as protege Art Blakey once said, Catlett could make the drums sound as soft and light as a butterfly.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Jimmy Crawford was born in Memphis this day in 1910. He was a fixture in the Jimmy Lunceford band from 1929 to 1942.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Guitarist Eddie Lang, a veteran of the Joe Venuti, Bob Crosby and Paul Whiteman bands, was born this day in 1904 in Philadelphia.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and jazz violinist Ray Nance was born this day in 1913. He spent 23 years of his long career with the Duke Ellington band.
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Bob Crosby (August 23, 1913, Spokane, Washington – March 9, 1993, La Jolla, California) was an American dixieland bandleader and vocalist, best known for his group Crosby and the Bob-Cats.

He was the youngest of seven children: five boys, Larry (1895-1975), Everett (1896-1966), Ted (1900-1973), Harry (1903-1977, popularly known as Bing Crosby) and Bob; and two girls, Catherine (1905-1988) and Mary Rose (1907-1990). His parents were English-American bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby (1871-1950) and Irish-American Catherine Harrigan (1873-1964), (affectionately known as Kate), the daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland.

Bob Crosby began singing with Anson Weeks (1931-34) and the Dorsey Brothers (1934-35). He led his first band in 1935, when the former members of Ben Pollack's band elected him as titular leader. His most famous band, the Bob-Cats, was a Dixieland jazz group with members from the Bob Crosby Orchestra. Both the Bob Crosby Orchestra and the smaller Bob-Cats group specialized in Dixieland jazz, presaging the traditional jazz revival of the 1940s. Crosby's singing voice was remarkably similar to that of his brother Bing, but without its range.

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