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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
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'Tonight' band drummer Ed Shaughnessy dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Ed Shaughnessy, a U.S. jazz musician who played drums with Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band for nearly three decades, has died, his family said. He was 84.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2012.
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Conductor dies on concert podium

LITTLETON, Colo., March 11 (UPI) -- The conductor of the Arapahoe Philharmonic orchestra in Littleton, Colo., died in the middle of a performance -- just the way he wanted to go, his wife said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2008.
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Severinsen plays final symphony date

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The man once known as “the worlds greatest trumpet player,” Doc Severinsen, has played his final show with a symphony orchestra in Las Cruces, N.M.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2007.

'Tonight Show' jazzman Tommy Newsom dies

PORTSMOUTH, Va., April 30 (UPI) -- Tommy Newsom, 78, a saxophonist and arranger who gained visibility as a band member on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," died in his Portsmouth, Va., home.

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Today is Friday, July 7, the 188th day of 2006 with 177 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2005 with 177 to follow.
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Letterman pays emotional tribute to Carson

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- David Letterman said he owes everything in his professional career to Johnny Carson, a pioneer who inspired generations of comics and talk show hosts.

Analysis: Johnny Carson, impact player

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- It has often been observed that one of Johnny's Carson's great gifts was the ability to listen, to be a receptive audience for his guests. His humor could occasionally be risqué, and may have bordered on the coarse at times -- but along with the belly lau
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Wednesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2004 with 177 to follow.
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Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen (born July 7, 1927) is an American pop and jazz trumpeter. He is best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Severinsen was born in Arlington, Oregon, the son of Minnie Mae (1897–1998) and Carl Severinsen (1898–1972), a dentist. Nicknamed "Little Doc" after his father, he originally wanted to play the trombone, but the senior Severinsen, a gifted amateur violinist, urged him to study that instrument instead. The younger Severinsen insisted on the trombone, but had to settle for the only horn available in Arlington's small music store, a trumpet. A week later, with the help of his father and a manual of instructions, the seven-year-old was good enough to be invited to join the high school band.

At the age of twelve, Little Doc won the Music Educator's National Contest. While still in high school he was hired to go on the road with the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. However, his stay with the group was cut short by the World War II draft. After serving in the army he made his broadcasting debut playing live popular music on KODL in The Dalles, Oregon.

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