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Barbra Streisand to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Monday

Barbra Streisand to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Monday

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Barbra Streisand has been booked as the only guest on Monday's edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," NBC announced Thursday.
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Elvis Presley's fiancée Ginger Alden details memoir 'Elvis & Ginger'

Elvis Presley's fiancée Ginger Alden details memoir 'Elvis & Ginger'

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) --Ginger Alden was engaged to Elvis Presley at the time of his death, and wrote memoir "Elvis & Ginger" about her time with the rock and roll legend.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

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Draft of Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' lyrics sell for $2 million [PHOTOS]

Draft of Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' lyrics sell for $2 million [PHOTOS]

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) --Handwritten lyrics for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for $2 million at Sotheby's in New York.
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Tea partier legally changes name to Cesar Chavez and switches party affiliation to run in Hispanic district

Tea partier legally changes name to Cesar Chavez and switches party affiliation to run in Hispanic district

PHOENIX, June 2 (UPI) --A failed tea party candidate in a heavily Hispanic district has legally changed his name to Cesar Chavez and is running again as a Democrat.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2014

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Miranda Kerr releases first single 'You're The Boss'

Miranda Kerr releases first single 'You're The Boss'

CANBERRA , Australia, April 22 (UPI) -- Miranda Kerr's first studio track debuted online Tuesday.
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Mississippi man faces 25 years for sending ricin letter to Obama

OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Mississippi man admitted Friday he sent letters containing toxic ricin to President Obama, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and a Mississippi judge.

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Priscilla Presley ending Graceland trophy for Tennessee walking horses

NASHVILLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of singer Elvis Presley, says she no longer wants to support a trophy for Tennessee Walking Horses.
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WAP110104- 12 AUGUST 1997 - MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, USA: A photograph of the "King," Elvis Presley back in 1956 (R) as young, slender and agile, when he did what he called "jiggling" while he sang. Elvis died in Memphis on August 16, 1977. cc/files UPI
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Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.

Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42.

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