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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2006 with 356 to follow.
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Musicians record tribute to Mr. Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Musicians from a variety of genres will interpret songs written by beloved PBS personality Fred "Mr." Rogers for a charity album.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2005 with 356 to follow.
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Soul singer Green sues ex-producer

MEMPHIS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Soul legend Al Green has reportedly taken former producer David Gest into court for using his name to promote a December concert.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2004 with 357 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 8-14.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Alexis Korner of Blues Incorporated, who was born in 1928; Animals keyboardist Alan Price and Larry Ramos of the Association, both in 1942 (age 61)...
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Country Music News

Gene Autry records "Back in the Saddle Again," 1939. Earl Scruggs marries Louise Certain, 1948.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel born in Malta, Ohio, 1890. Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers born in Williamsburg, Va., 1955.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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Crystal Gayle
Singer Loretta Lynn (L) is joined on stage by her mother, Clara Butcher (C) and sister Crystal Gayle (R), all of them wearing long evening gowns, after Loretta was named “The Country Artist of the Decade” during the 15th annual “Academy of Country Music Awards” at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA, on May 1, 1980. Crystal Gayle was later named “Female Singer of the Year.” (UPI Photo/Bob Flora/Files)
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Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country singer best known for a series of country-pop crossover hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." She accumulated 18 No. 1 country hits during the 1970s and 1980s. She is also famous for her nearly floor-length hair and was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1983. She is the sister of singer Loretta Lynn (who is 16 years her senior) and a distant cousin of singer Patty Loveless.

Crystal Gayle was born Brenda Gail Webb in Paintsville, Kentucky, USA, on January 9, 1951, the youngest daughter of Melvin "Ted" and Clara Marie (Ramey) Webb. Her sister, country music legend Loretta Lynn , was raised in nearby rural Butcher Holler and had already married and left home by the time Webb was born. Webb's family moved to Wabash, Indiana when she was four.

Inspired by Lynn's success, Webb learned guitar, performed folk songs in high school and sang backing vocals in her brother's band. Lynn encouraged her younger sister by bringing her out on tour for a few weeks each summer. Lynn's label, Decca, signed the young singer after she completed high school, but suggested a name change to avoid confusion with labelmate Brenda Lee. Lynn suggested the name Crystal, inspired by the Krystal hamburger chain, and Webb adopted her middle name to derive "Crystal Gayle".

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