The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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Stars join anti-horse carriage effort

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- Several U.S. celebrities and animal rights activists say they're backing the effort to ban horse-drawn carriages from streets around New York's Central Park.

Chrissie Hynde outraged over leather bag

ROME, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde reportedly is furious her name was used in connection with a line of leather handbags in Italy.

Pink Floyd almost reunites at tribute

LONDON, May 11 (UPI) -- British rockers Pink Floyd gathered to honor their late bandmate Syd Barrett, but the concert in London stopped short of a true reunion.

Australia, Pink at odds over wool

SYDNEY, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Australian government officials have struck back against U.S. pop singer Pink's recent condemnation of their country's wool industry.

Anderson bares skin rather than wear skin

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson stripped to her panties at Stella McCartney's London Boutique to fundraise for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and to protest fur.

Pretenders release box set retrospective

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Chrissie Hynde decided to get involved with the new Pretenders box set, "Pirate Radio," to make sure it was done right.

Blind Boys go a-caroling

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Blind Boys of Alabama are set to kick off a Christmas tour to support the legendary gospel group's first holiday album, "Go Tell It On The Mountain."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Stella McCartney weds amid tight security

ROTHSAY, Scotland, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Fashion designer Stella McCartney is believed to have wed her beau, publisher Alasdhair Willis, amid tight security on Bute Saturday.


Actress Reese Witherspoon has been tapped to star in the upcoming production "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba."
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music:a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include actress-singer Alice Faye in 1912; Johnnie Taylor, whose 1976 hit "Disco Lady" was the first single to be certified platinum, meaning it sold two million copies, was born in 1938; Roni Stoneman of the Stoneman Family in 1941 (age
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include John McLaughlin, who was born in 1942 (age 61); New Order guitarist Bernie Albrecht and his bandmate, singer/guitarist Barney Sumner, both in 1956 (age 47); country singer Patty Loveless in 1957 (age 46); R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe i
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 4-10.
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Chrissie Hynde
NYP2000030906 - 09 MARCH 2000 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Singer Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders is arrested for protesting with PETA members, March 9, in a Gap store window in New York. jr/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Chrissie Hynde (born Christine Ellen Hynde, 7 September 1951, Akron, Ohio) is an American rock musician, best known as the leader of the band The Pretenders. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and has been the only constant member of the band throughout its history. Hynde has a contralto vocal range.

Hynde now lives in London, England, and also has an apartment in the Highland Square neighborhood in her hometown of Akron.

Daughter of a part-time secretary and a Yellow Pages Manager, Hynde graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, admitting "I was never too interested in high school. I mean, I never went to a dance, I never went out on a date, I never went steady. It became pretty awful for me. Except, of course, I could go see bands, and that was the kick. I used to go to Cleveland just to see any band. So I was in love a lot of the time, but mostly with guys in bands that I had never met. For me, knowing that Brian Jones was out there, and later that Iggy Pop was out there, made it kind of hard for me to get too interested in the guys that were around me. I had, uh, bigger things in mind."

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