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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 30, 2012.
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Singer Jo Stafford dead at 90

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Famed pop singer Jo Stafford has died of congestive heart failure in her Century City, Calif., home, her family said. She was 90.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, March 30, 2007.
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Crooner Frankie Laine dies at 93

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Frankie Laine, whose booming voice found a home in songs as "I Believe" and "Mule Train," died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital in San Diego at the age of 93.

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Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2006 with 276 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2005 with 276 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, March 30, the 90th day of 2004 with 276 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, March 30, the 89th day of 2003 with 276 to follow.
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Musician Ray Conniff dead at 85

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ray Conniff -- the Grammy-winning arranger, bandleader, composer and trombonist behind some of the biggest pop hits of the 1950s and '60s -- has died. He was 85

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Picture Ozzy Osbourne's songs done by a finger-snapping hipster crooning "Iron Man" and "Sweet Leaf" to the backing of bongo drums, a walking bass line and blue
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Today is Saturday, March 30, the 89th day of 2002 with 276 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
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Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio (Chicago, March 30, 1913 – San Diego, February 6, 2007), was a successful American singer, songwriter and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005. Often billed as America's Number One Song Stylist, his other nicknames include Mr. Rhythm, Old Leather Lungs, and Mr. Steel Tonsils. His hits included "That's My Desire", "That Lucky Old Sun", "Mule Train", "Cry of the Wild Goose", "Jezebel", "High Noon", "I Believe", "Hey Joe!", "The Kid's Last Fight", "Cool Water", "Moonlight Gambler", "Love is a Golden Ring", "Rawhide", and "Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain".

He sang well-known theme songs for many movie Western soundtracks, including 3:10 To Yuma, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Blazing Saddles, although he was not a country & western singer. Laine sang an eclectic variety of song styles and genres, stretching from big band crooning to pop, western-themed songs, gospel, rock, folk, jazz and blues. He did not sing the soundtrack song for High Noon, which was sung by Tex Ritter, but his own version (with somewhat altered lyrics, omitting the name of the antagonist, Frank Miller) was the one that became a bigger hit, nor did he sing the theme to another show he is commonly associated with - Champion The Wonder Horse (sung by Mike Stewart), but released his own, subsequently more popular version .

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