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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
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Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- A rare VOX guitar played by Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison was sold for $408,000 in New York, Julien's Auctions said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
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Country stars line up for Lionel Richie special

Country stars line up for Lionel Richie special

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw and Jennifer Nettles have joined the lineup for "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert" in Las Vegas, CBS said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2006 with 121 to follow.
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George Strait set to release 34th album

NASHVILLE, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- George Strait is set to release the MCA Nashville album "It Just Comes Natural" later this year, marking the 34th album from the U.S. country singer.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2005 with 121 to follow.
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Digital Presley commercial unlikely

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- If rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley shows up in any future digital projects it will not likely be in a commercial, The Los Angeles Times reports. Robert F.X. Sillerman -- who recently gained control of Presley's name, image and likeness -- said he doubt

Rock Hall of Fame announces finalists

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- First-time nominee U2 leads the 15 finalists for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2005.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2004 with 121 to follow.
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The late Conway Twitty sings on new single

NASHVILLE, July 9 (UPI) -- Nashville, Tenn., producers used technology to piece together snippets of the late Conway Twitty's voice for a new radio single, it was reported Friday.

Loretta Lynn lauds Jack White as producer

NASHVILLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Music legend Loretta Lynn has said The White Stripes' Jack White reminds her of one of country music's most famous producers.
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Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 - June 5, 1993), born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was an American country music artist. He also had success in early rock and roll, R&B, and pop music. He held the record for the most number one singles of any act with 55 No. 1 Billboard country hits until George Strait broke the record in 2006. From 1971–76, Twitty received a string of Country Music Association awards for duets with Loretta Lynn. A former member of the Grand Ole Opry, he was inducted into both the Country Music and the Rockabilly Halls of Fame.

Conway Twitty was born Harold Jenkins on September 1, 1933 in Friars Point, Mississippi. He was named by his great uncle, after his favorite silent movie actor, Harold Lloyd. The Jenkins family moved to Helena, Arkansas when Jenkins was 10 years of age, and it was in Helena that he put together his first singing group, the Phillips County Ramblers.

Two years later, he had his own local radio show every Saturday morning. Jenkins also practiced his second passion, baseball. He received an offer to play with the Philadelphia Phillies after high school (Smiths Station High), but he was drafted into the US Army. He served in the Far East and organized a group called The Cimmerons to entertain fellow GIs.

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