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Chaplin bowler hat, cane fetch $62,500

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat and bamboo cane sold for $62,500 Sunday in an auction of silver screen and rock 'n' roll memorabilia in Los Angeles.

Jazz musician Billy Taylor dead at 89

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Jazz musician Billy Taylor has died of a heart attack in a New York hospital, his family said Wednesday. He was 89.
Whitaker to star in Armstrong bio-pic

Whitaker to star in Armstrong bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Forest Whitaker has signed on to direct and star in a bio-picture about jazz great Louis Armstrong.
Lee to Eastwood: 'I know my history'

Lee to Eastwood: 'I know my history'

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood says the lack of black U.S. soldiers in his film, "Flags of Our Fathers," was true to history but Spike Lee insists blacks fought at Iwo Jima.

Noted jazz pianist Anderson dead at 81

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jazz pianist Chris Anderson, whose sophisticated harmonies earned him prestige in his field, has died in New York at the age of 81.

Jazz pianist, teacher Sal Mosca dies

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sal Mosca, a jazz pianist who started out playing with greats such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis only to leave the eye later in life, has died in White Plains, N.Y., at the age of 80.

Short story writer Daniel Stern dies

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Author Daniel Stern, who tapped his career in music, movies and academia for his novels and short stories, has died in Houston at age 79.

Jazz great Jay McShann dies

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Jay McShann, whose piano boogie-woogie, blues and swing music influenced Kansas City jazz for more than 70 years, has died at the age of 90. He performed last year at the Folly Theater and died Thursday after checking into St. Luke's Hospital on Nov. 27 w

Scamps mainstay Jackson dead at 86

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- After enjoying the longest continuous run of any member of the Missouri jazz ensemble, the Scamps, saxophonist Art Jackson has died at 86.

Jazz saxophonist Redman dead at age 75

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- One of the premiere jazz sax players in the United States, Dewey Redman, has died in New York at the age of 75.

Pianist Duke Jordan dead at age 84

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Famed bebop pianist Duke Jordan died last week in the Copenhagen suburb of Valby, Denmark, at the age of 84.

Bebop guitarist Bill DeArango dead at 85

CLEVELAND, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Bebop jazz guitarist Bill DeArango has died in a nursing home in Cleveland at age 85.

Jazzman Lucky Thompson dead at 81

SEATTLE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Influential jazz saxophonist Eli "Lucky" Thompson has died in Seattle at age 81.

Bebop pioneer Stan Levey dies at 79

VAN NUYS, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- Jazz drummer and bebop pioneer Stan Levey, who gave up music for photography in his later years, has died at age 79 in Van Nuys, Calif.

Stan Levey, noted drummer, dies at 79

VAN NUYS, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- Noted modern jazz drummer Stan Levey, who played with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, has died at the age of 79 in a California hospital.

Hank 'Sugarfoot' Garland is dead

ORANGE PARK, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Guitarist Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland, who played with Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, has died at an Orange Park, Fla., hospital.

Renowned drummer Elvin Jones, 76, dies

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Drummer Elvin Jones, who played with jazz's influential John Coltrane Quartet, has died in New York after months of failing health. He was 76.

Oldest Heath finally records on own

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- After five decades in music and playing or recording with virtually every jazz legend, bassist Percy Heath finally has a recording to call his own.

2003: The year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and build for the future.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz is getting all remixed up

Welcome to the world of remix, a jazz phenomenon for the young -- or young at heart -- where nothing is sacred and everything seems fair game.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

2003: the year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and bu
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Georgie Fame relishes jazz independence

British vocal and keyboard ace Georgie Fame chuckles at the ironies of being a British jazz musician trying to make his mark in Europe, where he was born, and i
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz musician Morgan, surviving just fine

Alto saxophonist Frank Morgan is a survivor -- three times over. First came drugs. Then came 35 years in and out of the California prison system. Then came a me
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Clarinetist Edmond Hall was born this day in 1901 in New Orleans. On the New York swing and traditional jazz scene he worked with Henry Allen, Teddy Wilson, Eddie Condon and Louis Armstrong's All-Stars.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Country Music News

Eddy Arnold's No. 1 single "One Kiss Too Many" is charted, 1949. Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias' "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" single goes gold, 1984.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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