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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 8, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 8, 2012.
By United Press International

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Montrose's death deemed suicide

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Rock musician Ronnie Montrose's death last month from a gunshot wound to the head has been declared a suicide, the San Mateo County Coroner said.

Guitarist Ronnie Montrose dies

DENVER, March 4 (UPI) -- Colorado guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who played with an A-list of musicians when not fronting his own band, has died at the age of 64, his Web site said.

Producer Willie Mitchell dead at 81

MEMPHIS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Music producer, musician and songwriter Willie Mitchell has died in Tennessee's Methodist University Hospital, his family said. He was 81.

Music producer killed on 57th birthday

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Paul Simon's former tour manager reportedly was stabbed to death by his girlfriend on his 57th birthday at their New York apartment.

Radio adopts random format

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. radio stations increasingly are adopting the so-called random format to please the iPod generation.

McPartland celebrates 85th with new season

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" performance and interview show on National Public Radio begins a new season Sept. 30 in this, her 85th birthday year.

Playboy Jazz Festival's silver weekend

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- The 25th annual Playboy Jazz Festival is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl and will include funnyman and occasional drummer Bill Cosby.
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Boz Scaggs
Boz Scaggs and Bonnie Raitt chat backstage at the preview opening of the new George Lucas campus, the Letterman Digital Arts Center, in San Francisco on June 25, 2005. The newly constructed 23 acre complex is in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
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Boz Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1970s with several Top 20 Hits in the United States along with the #2 album Silk Degrees. Scaggs continued to release and record in the 1980s and 1990s, and still tours into the 2000s.

Scaggs was born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio, the son of a traveling salesman. The family moved to Oklahoma, then to Plano, at that time a Texas farm town just north of Dallas. He attended a Dallas private school, St. Mark's, where a schoolmate gave him the nickname "Bosley". Soon, he was just plain Boz.

After learning guitar at the age of 12, he met Steve Miller (b. 1943) at St. Mark's. In 1959, he became the vocalist for Miller's band, The Marksmen. The pair later attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison together, playing in blues bands like The Ardells and The Fabulous Knight Trains.

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