Record producer Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Phil Ramone, a producer-engineer who won 14 Grammys for his work with a who's who of recording artists, died Saturday in New York, his son said. He was 79.
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Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

Music mogul Clive Davis confirms he is bisexual

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. music mogul Clive Davis says in his memoir he has been in a romantic relationship with a man for seven years, confirming for the first time he is bisexual.

Montreux Jazz Festival Claude Nobs dies

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival held in Switzerland, has died from a cross-country skiing accident, festival organizers said. He was 76.

Photojournalist Ken Regan dies

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Photojournalist Ken Regan, known for his ability to gain the trust of rock stars and get behind-the-scenes shots has died in New York, his daughter said.

Audiences returning to TV talk shows

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- New York-based TV talk show hosts said their live audiences would be back Tuesday night.
'Truth' tops the U.S. album chart

'Truth' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- P!nk's "The Truth About Love" is the No. 1 album in the United States this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Away' tops U.S. album chart

'Away' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Matthews Band's "Away From the World" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Singer-songwriter Joe South dies at 72

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Joe South, a singer-songwriter whose hits included "Games People Play," has died of an apparent heart attack in Georgia, a longtime friend said. He was 72.

Chip maker denies Woodstock '94 interest

MALTA, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- GlobalFoundries Inc. denied Sunday it was considering the Woodstock '94 music festival site as a location for a second computer chip plant in New York state.

Chip maker mulls second plant in New York

SAUGERTIES, N.Y., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- GlobalFoundries Inc. proposed building a second computer chip plant in New York state -- this one on the Woodstock '94 festival site, an agency chief said.
Whatever it takes

Whatever it takes

It is safe to say billions of dollars in market valuation was at stake when European Central Bank President Mario Draghi addressed reporters Thursday.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer resigns

New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer resigns

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Jonah Lehrer, admitting he fabricated quotes he attributed to Bob Dylan in his book, "Imagine," said Monday he has quit as staff writer at The New Yorker.
Draghi's remark

Draghi's remark

The impact of Europe's financial crisis could not have been made more clear than last week, when U.S. markets were double-bounced by seven words.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan performs on the MBNA stage at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest on LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, Canada on July 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Grace Chiu).

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements.

His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly, to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.

Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting.

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