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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
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Concert held for Queen Elizabeth II

Concert held for Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Grace Jones and Tom Jones performed at Monday night's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.
McCartney to play queen's Diamond Jubilee

McCartney to play queen's Diamond Jubilee

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, Shirley Bassey, Elton John and Ed Sheeran are booked to perform at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in London in June, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
By United Press International

Original Shadows bassist dies in England

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Bassist Jet Harris of the British rock group, The Shadows, has died of cancer at his companion's home in Winchester, England, his agent said.

Cliff Richard ordered to remove structure

VIRGINIA WATER, England, July 1 (UPI) -- British 1960s pop singer Cliff Richard must tear down a $50,000 conservatory on his property or face prosecution, a local government council has ruled.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008.
By United Press International
Newton-John to release benefit CD

Newton-John to release benefit CD

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Capitol/EMI said it is planning to release the new benefit album, "Olivia Newton-John & Friends: A Celebration in Song," next month.

Christian rock pioneer Norman dead at 60

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Larry Norman, widely regarded as the "father of Christian rock music," has died of heart failure at age 60 at his home in Salem, Ore., his family said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007.
By United Press International

Drive launched to have Ringo knighted

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- British fans of the Beatles are circulating a petition to have Ringo Starr knighted like Mick Jagger, Cliff Richard and fellow Beatle Paul McCartney. Ringo's fans have made him the subject of a petition to Prime Minister Tony Blair recommending that the Q

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006.
By United Press International

Shadows drummer Tony Meehan dead at 62

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Brit-pop's The Shadows founding member Tony Meehan has died in London from head injuries suffered in a fall at age 62.
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Cliff Richard
British singer Cliff Richard attends a signing of his autobiography "My Life, My Way" at Waterstone's, Piccadilly in London on September 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is a British singer-songwriter and entrepreneur.

With his backing group The Shadows, Richard dominated the British popular music scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, before and during The Beatles' first year in the charts. A conversion to Christianity and subsequent softening of his music led to his having more of a pop than rock image. He never achieved the same impact in the United States despite several chart singles there, but he has remained a popular music, film, and television personality in the United Kingdom and he retains a following in other countries.

During six decades, Cliff Richard has charted many singles, and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its decades (1950s–2000s). He is the only singer to have had a number one single in the UK in five consecutive decades, doing so from the 1950s through to the 1990s. On the British charts, Richard has had more than 130 , albums and EPs make the top 20, more than any other artist. He has sold more than 250 million records.

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