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Sharon Osbourne had been a music industry icon long before her family shot to fame via MTV. Sharon was behind an instantly infamous January 2000 press release announcing she was resigning as manager of the Smashing Pumpkins after three months "due to medi
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Darius Rucker has put his solo career on the sideline and will return with a new Hootie and the Blowfish album after the band's nearly five-year hiatus from the studio. "Hootie and the Blowfish" (Atlantic) is set for a March 4 release. The first single, "
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include legendary country singer Hank Williams Sr., who was born in 1923; Bill Black, Elvis Presley's original bassist and later the leader of the Bill Black Combo, in 1926; Little Milton, a.k.a. Milton Campbell, in 1934 (age 68); Lemont
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The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 14-20.
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The "Terrapin Station" reunion of surviving Grateful Dead members took place in Wisconsin under heavy police scrutiny to allay the fears of local officials that Deadheads would overrun the place.
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Ozzy Osbourne saved miner Rodger Shaffer from being trapped in the Pennsylvania mine where nine men suffered a 77-hour ordeal, reports U.S.A. Today.
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Today's birthdays include Charles Aznavour in 1924 (age 78); Peter Nero in 1934 (age 68); Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, in 1950 (age 52); Jerry Dammers of the Specials in 1954; Icehouse guitarist and singer Iva Davies in 1955 (age 47); and Morriss
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Today's birthdays include the late Ritchie Valens, who was born in 1941; the late Mary Wells was born in 1943; J. Geils Band harmonica player Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, in 1945 (age 57); Pete "Overend" Watts, bassist with Mott the Hoople, in 1949 (a
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(April 6) Today's birthdays include country's Merle Haggard, who was born in 1937; Michelle Phillips, formerly of the Mamas and the Papas, in 1944 (age 58); ...
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(April 6) Today's birthdays include country's Merle Haggard, who was born in 1937; Michelle Phillips, formerly of the Mamas and the Papas, in 1944 (age 58); ...
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GRAMMY AWARDS The 44th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night Wednesday for the neo-soul of Alicia Keys and the old-time sound of bluegrass ...
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P. DIDDY Another artist is trying to leave P. Diddy?s Bad Boy recording label. 112 -- the label?s current best-sellers -- wants to move over to Def Jam.Def Soul, ...
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Darius Rucker performs at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida on August 12, 2010. UPI/Michael Bush
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Darius Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band has released five studio albums with him as a member, and charted six top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. Rucker co-wrote the majority of the band's songs with the other three members.

He released a solo R&B album, Back to Then, in 2002 on Hidden Beach Recordings but did not chart any singles from it. Six years later, Rucker signed to Capitol Records Nashville as a country music artist, releasing the album Learn to Live that year. Its first single, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It", made him the first African American to chart a number one on the Hot Country Songs charts since Charley Pride in 1983. It was followed by two more number-one singles, "It Won't Be Like This for Long" and "Alright" and the number three "History in the Making". In 2009, he became the first African American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, and only the second African American to win any award from the association. A second Capitol album, Charleston, SC 1966, was released on October 12, 2010, and was led off by the number-one "Come Back Song" to later be followed with the number-one song "This".

Darius Rucker was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, where his family history goes back generations. His single mother, Carolyn, who was a nurse, raised him with his five siblings: three sisters and two brothers. According to Rucker, his father was "never around," and Rucker only saw him before church on Sundays. His father was in a gospel band called The Rolling Stones. Rucker has said that he had a "typical Southern, African-American upbringing." His family attended church every Sunday and was economically poor, and at one point, his mother, her two sisters, his grandmother and 14 children were all living in a three-bedroom home. Even so, he says that he looks back on his childhood "with very fond memories." His sister, L'Corine, recalled that singing "was always his dream".

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