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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, June 15, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 15, the 166th day of 2006 with 199 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 15, the 166th day of 2005 with 199 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 15, the 167th day of 2004 with 199 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2003 with 199 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Eddy Arnold, who was born in 1918 (age 85); pianist Erroll Garner, in 1921 (age 82); Trini Lopez in 1937 (age 66); Little River Band guitarist Graham Goble in 1947 (age 56)...
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Denzil Best was born in New York City this day in 1917. He was a favorite sideman of Ben Webster, George Shearing and Erroll Garner until calcium deposits in his wrists crippled his career. He died in May 1965 after falling down a flight of steps
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and violinist Paul Whiteman was born this day in 1890 in Denver. He called himself "The King of Jazz" though he really didn't play jazz.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Peter Cincotti: veteran cabaret star at 19

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Peter Cincotti was only 18 when he made his New York cabaret debut as a headliner last year at the Algonquin Hotel's legendary Oak Room, and he is back again at 19 as a veteran cabaret star who is rapidly maturing as an eminently polished singer and compo
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Nick Fatool was born this day in Milbury, Mass. He worked in Benny Goodman's band from 1939-40 and with Artie Shaw from 1940-41.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and trombonist Tommy Dorsey was born this day in 1905 in Shenandoah, Pa.
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Erroll Louis Garner (June 15, 1921 – January 2, 1977) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Allmusic.com calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso".

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to an African American family in 1921 (though some sources say June 15th, 1923), Erroll began playing piano at the age of 3. He attended George Westinghouse High School, as did fellow pianists Billy Strayhorn and Ahmad Jamal. Garner was self-taught and remained an "ear player" all his life – he never learned to read music. At the age of 7, Garner began appearing on radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh with a group called the Candy Kids. By the age of 11, he was playing on the Allegheny riverboats. At age 14 in 1937, he joined local saxophonist Leroy Brown.

He played locally in the shadow of his older pianist brother Linton Garner and moved to New York in 1944. He briefly worked with the bassist Slam Stewart, and though not a bebop musician per se, in 1947 played with Charlie Parker on the famous "Cool Blues" session. Although his admission to the Pittsburgh music union was initially refused because of his inability to read music, they eventually relented in 1956 and made him an honorary member. Garner is credited with having a superb memory of music. After attending a concert by the Russian classical pianist Emil Gilels, Garner returned to his apartment and was able to play a large portion of the performed music by recall.

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