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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

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

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

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

New Yorkers gathered in two disparate city parks last weekend to honor the memory of a genius alto saxophonist and several performers who have passed away more
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Ernie Royal, the trumpeter who played the high notes in many of the finest big bands, was born this day in 1921 in Los Angeles. His affiliations list reads like a "who's who" for big band jazz: Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, St
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The almanac

Today is Sunday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2002 with 212 to follow.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include War's Charles Miller, who was born in 1939 (age 62); drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in 1941 (age 60); William Guest, one of Gladys Knight's Pips, also in 1941 (age 60); composer Marvin Hamlisch in 1944 (age 57); Bang
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 1 through June 7.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, 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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