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Fiddler Curly Ray Cline born in Baisden, W.Va., 1923. Hank Williams makes his first recordings as "Luke the Drifter," 1950.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Eddy Arnold conducts his first recording session, one of Nashville's earliest, 1944. Gene Autry records No. 1 single, "At Mail Call Today," 1944.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Eddy Arnold's No. 1 single, "A Heart Full of Love (for a Handful of Kisses)," charted, 1948. Gene Autry makes Grand Ole Opry debut, 1954.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Urban News

(NEW YORK) -- Olympic organizers in the Big Apple are all smiles after the weekend announcement by American Olympic organizers that New York City has been picked as this county's official entrant into the competition to host the Summer Games in 2012.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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Bill Anderson born in Columbia, S.C., 1937. Lyle Lovett born in Houston, Texas, 1957.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

In Sports from United Press International

, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Maddux, Kent file for free agency

In Sports from United Press International

, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Big parade salutes Series champs

Angels celebrate World Series conquest

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Amid a sea of red ThunderStix and rally monkeys, the Anaheim Angels celebrated the first World Series title in their 42-year history with a parade that started

Country Music News

Bob Wills inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1968. Gene Autry records "Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle," 1937.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Film of the Week: 'Punch-Drunk Love'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is one very lucky man. And not just because he draws salaries of up to $25 million for playing the same character over and over again. Paul Thomas Anderson, the 32-year-old Bard of Studio City, conceived his rather wonderful new movie "Punch
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

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Don McLean born in New Rochelle, N.Y., 1945. Chris LeDoux born in Biloxi, Miss., 1948.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Don McLean, who was born in 1945 (age 57); Richard Hell in 1949 (age 53); Michael Rutherford of Genesis, and Sting, a.k.a. Gordon Sumner, both in 1951 (age 51); Phil Oakey of Human League in 1955 (age 47); R&B singer/songwriter F
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late singing cowboy and actor Gene Autry in 1907; rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis in 1935 (age 67); Jean-Luc Ponty (age 60) and singer/actress Madeline Kahn, both in 1942; Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner and guitarist Mi
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2002 with 93 to follow.
By United Press International

Country Music News

Garth Brooks' "Rodeo" went to No. 1 in Radio & Records, 1991. The first International Bluegrass Music Awards staged in Owensboro, Ky., 1990.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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Gene Autry
Reggie Jackson poses with his new California Angels cap and number 44 along with Chairman of the Board and President Gene Autry at the angel Stadium before the media in Anaheim on January 26, 1982. (UPI Photo/Bill Hormell/Files)
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Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997, a television station and several radio stations in Southern California.

Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again," Autry is best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus" (which he wrote), "Frosty the Snowman," and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters halls of fame, and is the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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