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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.
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UPI horoscopes for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2005 with 17 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 14, the 349th day of 2004 with 17 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2003 with 17 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Gerry and the Pacemakers keyboardist Leslie Maguire and former Moody Blues keyboardist Mike Pinder, both of whom were born in 1941 (age 61); bassist Peter Quaife of the Kinks in 1943 (age 59); Mick Jones, guitarist with Spooky To
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Frank Zappa, who was born in 1940; Ray Hildebrand, "Paul" of the duo Paul and Paula, also in 1940 (age 62); Albert Lee in 1943 (age 59); Beach Boy guitarist Carl Wilson in 1946; and Betty Wright in 1953 (age 49).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2002 with 17 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Charlie Rich, who was born in 1932; Them keyboardist Jackie McCauley and Dawn's Joyce Wilson, both in 1946 (age 56); Cliff Williams of AC-DC in 1949 (age 53); Mike Scott of The Waterboys in 1958 (age 44).
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Country Music News

Grand Ole Opry member Buck White born in Oklahoma City, 1930. Alabama singer-guitarist Randy Owen born in Fort Payne, Ala., 1949.
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Charles (Charlie) Rich (December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American Country Music Singer/Musician. A Grammy Award winner, his eclectic-style of music was often hard to classify in a single genre, playing in the rockabilly, jazz, blues, country, and gospel genres.

In the latter part of his life, Rich acquired the nickname The Silver Fox. He is perhaps best remembered for a pair of 1973 hits, "Behind Closed Doors" and "The Most Beautiful Girl". "The Most Beautiful Girl" topped the U.S. country singles charts, as well as the pop singles charts.

Though he resided in Benton, Arkansas, most of his life, Rich was born in Colt, Arkansas, to rural cotton farmers, beginning a professional musical career while in the U.S. Air Force in the early 1950s. His first musical group, called the Velvetones, played jazz and blues and featured his fiancée, Margaret Ann, on lead vocals. Rich left the military in 1955 and tried to farm five acres in Tennessee. He also began performing in clubs around the Memphis area, playing both jazz and R&B. It was during these hard times that he began writing his own material.

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