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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 14, 2008.
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'Worst' Christmas song is a real dog

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Two U.S. research companies created lists of Christmas songs ranging from favorites -- "White Christmas" -- to hated -- the dogs that bark out "Jingle Bells."

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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2007.

Disney World drops CD machines

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Chalk up another loss of a bygone era as Walt Disney World closes an obscure attraction that burned old Disney music from a gentler time on to CDs. The Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday that tucked away in the corners of Walt Disney World were "Wonderlan

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2006 with 200 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2005 with 200 to follow.
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New 'Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer'

LOS ANGELES, Conn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Destiny's Child joins more than 100 U.S. artists including Gene Autry, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to record "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

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Today is Monday, June 14, the 166th day of 2004 with 200 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 14, the 165th day of 2003 with 200 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 12-18.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer/songwriter Buddy Knox, who was born in 1933; country's Loretta Lynn in 1935 (age 67); Tony Burrows, lead singer with Edison Lighthouse as well as with White Plains, in 1942 (age 61); Ritchie Blackmore, of Deep Purple and o
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ROY AND DALE'S LEGACY FINDS NEW HOME
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late Burl Ives, who was born in 1909; Muff Winwood of the Spencer Davis Group in 1943 (age 59); keyboardist Rod Argent of the Zombies, who also played with Argent, in 1945 (age 57); Alan White, who played with the Pla
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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. The prominent music critic John Rockwell has been quoted in the New York Times as saying that "Ives's voice... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people."

Born in 1909 near Hunt City, an unincorporated town in Jasper County, Illinois, Burl Ives was the son of Levi "Frank" Ives (1880 - 1947) and Cordelia "Dellie" White (1882 - 1954). He had six siblings: Audry, Artie, Clarence, Argola, Lillburn, and Norma. His father was at first a farmer and then a contractor who did work for the county and others. One day Ives was singing in the garden with his mother, and his uncle overheard them. He invited his nephew to sing at the old soldiers' reunion in Hunt City. The boy performed a rendition of the folk ballad "Barbara Allen" and impressed both his uncle and the audience.

From 1927 to 1929 Ives attended Eastern Illinois State Teachers College in Charleston (now Eastern Illinois University), where he played football. During his junior year, he was sitting in English class, listening to a lecture on Beowulf, when he suddenly realized that he was wasting his time. So he got up to leave. As he walked out the door the professor made a snide remark and Ives slammed the door behind him. Sixty years later, the school named a building after its most famous dropout.

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