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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
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 22-28.
By United Press International

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).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
By United Press International

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.
By United Press International
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Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts, drummer and original member of the Rolling Stones, is suffering from throat cancer but should recover after a six week course of radiotherapy at London's Royal Marsden hospital . Watts 63, was diagnosed in June 2004. FILE: May 2002 (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Charles Robert "Charlie" Watts (born 2 June 1941) is an English drummer, best known as a member of The Rolling Stones. He is also the leader of a jazz band, a record producer, commercial artist, and horse breeder.

Charlie Watts was born to Charles Watts, a lorry driver for a precursor of British Rail and his wife Lilian (née Eaves) at University College Hospital, London, and raised (along with his sister Linda) in Islington and then Kingsbury. He attended Tylers Croft Secondary Modern School from 1952 to 1956; as a schoolboy, he displayed a talent for art, cricket and football.

Watts' parents gave him his first drum kit in 1955; he was interested in jazz, and would practice drumming along with jazz records he collected. After completing secondary school, he enrolled at Harrow Art School (now the University of Westminster), which he attended until 1960. After leaving school, Watts worked as a graphic designer for an advertising company, and also played drums occasionally with local bands in coffee shops and clubs. In 1961 he met Alexis Korner, who invited him to join his band, Blues Incorporated. At that time Watts was on his way to a sojourn working as a graphic designer in Denmark, but he accepted Korner's offer when he returned to London in February 1962.

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