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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 27, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, July 27, 2007.

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Today is Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2006 with 157 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2005 with 157 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2004 with 157 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2003 with 157 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, who was born in 1934 (age 68); Dickey Lee, whose hit songs include 1962's "Patches," in 1941 (age 61); American Breed's Kevin Murphy in 1943 (age 59); Eagles guitarist Don Felder in 1947 (age 55);
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Sept. 21-27.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 21-27.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include actor-dancer Donald O'Connor in 1925 (age 77); Clem Cattini of the English surf-rock instrumental quintet the Tornadoes, who was born in 1938 (age 64); singer/actor David Soul and Honeycombs drummer Ann "Honey" Lantree, both in 1
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 27, the 208th day of 2002 with 157 to follow.
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Roberta Lee Streeter (born July 27, 1944), professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is a former American singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to write and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States.

Gentry shot to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967. The track was fourth in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967 and earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968. Gentry charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles on the United Kingdom Top 40. Her album Fancy brought her a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. After her first albums, she turned towards variety shows. After a successful run on the Las Vegas Strip in the late 1970s, she lost interest in performing and has since lived privately in Los Angeles.

Gentry was born Roberta Streeter and is of English and Portuguese ancestry. She was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi to Robert and Ruby (Bullington) Streeter. She has an older brother, Robert Streeter, Jr. Her parents divorced shortly after her birth, and her mother moved to California. She was raised on her grandparents' farm in Chickasaw County. Her grandmother traded one of the family's milk cows for a neighbor's piano, and seven-year-old Bobbie composed her first song, "My Dog Sergeant Is a Good Dog". She attended school in Greenwood, Mississippi, and began teaching herself to play the guitar, bass, banjo, and vibes.

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