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Rolling Stones drummer treated for cancer

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was being treated Saturday for throat cancer, a spokesman for the band said.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 2, the 154th day of 2004 with 212 to follow.
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New book looks at Rolling Stone Stewart

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- "Stu," a new limited-edition book, offers an unprecedented look at late Rolling Stones founding member Ian Stewart.

Mick Jagger turns 60 in Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 26 (UPI) -- Sir Mick Jagger is celebrating his 60th birthday with a party in the Czech capital of Prague Saturday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2003 with 212 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Charles Aznavour in 1924 (age 79); Peter Nero in 1934 (age 69); Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, in 1950 (age 53); Jerry Dammers of the Specials in 1954; Icehouse guitarist and singer Iva Davies in 1955 (age 48); and Morriss
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include cornetist Joseph "King" Oliver in 1885; Irving Berlin, who was born in 1888; trombonist J.C. Higginbotham, in 1906; bandleader, singer, trumpeter Johnny "Scat" Davis, in 1910; trumpeter, bandleader Tutti Camarata, in 1913 (age 90
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 15-21.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

The French Quarter Festival, Louisiana's largest free music festival, takes place this weekend with nearly 140 live performances featured throughout the French Quarter, from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and from Bourbon Street to the Mississippi River
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Pearl Jam released a statement following reports fans left the band's Denver concert following anti-Bush remarks from group frontman Eddie Vedder.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

People

Plans are in the works for a true modern-day musical with a hip-hop theme, and it could co-star award-winning actor Morgan Freeman.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Nat "King" Cole, who was born in 1919; John Sebastian, who was with the Lovin' Spoonful before going solo, and Them drummer Patrick McCauley, both in 1944 (age 59); War drummer Harold Brown in 1946 (age 57); Thin Lizzy's Scott Go
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include guitarist Johnny Winter, older brother of Edgar, who was born in 1944 (age 59); Mike Maxfield, lead guitarist with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, also in 1944 (age 59); Buffalo Springfield and Poco guitarist Rusty Young in 1946
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 22-28.
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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 in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., who was born in 1929 (age 73); singer/songwriter Randy Newman in 1943 (age 59); former Little River Band guitarist Beeb Burtles in 1948 (age 54); David Letterman's TV bandleader Paul Shaffer in 194
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 23-29.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include British pop star Cliff Richard, who was born in 1940 (age 62); Them guitarist Billy Harrison in 1942 (age 60); Colin Hodgkinson of Whitesnake in 1945 (age 57); Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues in 1946 (age 56); Thomas Dolby in 1
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 12-18.
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Rolling Stones get satisfaction

DETROIT, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- When the Rolling Stones played their first gig some 40 years ago at London's Marquee Club, they had no way of knowing that they'd still be together, much less selling out arenas and stadiums, in 2002.
GARY GRAFF

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Rolling Stones brought the 40 Licks tour to New York last week, opening with a show for the VIPs at Madison Square Garden, with an even more exclusive bash scheduled for Roseland. But on Saturday night, the Stones played at Giants Stadium for the real
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The Rolling Stones are not afraid of being too old to rock 'n' roll, lead guitarist Keith Richards told The New York Times.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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