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George Jones born near Saratoga, Texas, 1931. Eddie Rabbitt and Juice Newton's "Both To Each Other" hit No. 1 in Radio & Records, 1986.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer George Jones, who was born in 1931 (age 71); Redbone's Tony Bellamy in 1940 (age 62); Maria Muldaur in 1943 (age 59); Barry White in 1944 (age 58); America's Gerry Beckley and Neil Peart of Rush, both in 1952 (age
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2001 with 110 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 7-13.
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Country Music News

Dottie West died in Nashville after Aug. 30 car crash, 1991. Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors" single certified Gold, 1973.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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JERRY DOES IT AGAIN ... FOR THE KIDS
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Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- When Alan Jackson sat on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry during the 2001 telecast of the 35th Annual Country Music Association Awards in November 2001, he shared his innermost feelings about what occurred in the United States on Sept. 11. That song -- "Wh
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Country Music News

Dale Hawkins born in Goldmine, La., 1938. Holly Dunn born in San Antonio, Texas, 1957. Roy Clark joined the Grand Ole Opry, 1987. George Jones married Tammy Wynette, 1968.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include bluesman John Lee Hooker, who was born in 1917; Bob Flanigan of the Four Freshmen was born in 1926; Freddie Milano of Dion and the Belmonts in 1939 (age 63); Kathy Lennon, one of the Lennon Sisters, in 1942 (age 60); Ron
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Johnny Preston, who had a hit song in 1959 with "Running Bear," in 1939 (age 63); Carl Wayne of The Move in 1944 (age 58); Sara Dash of Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles and, later, LaBelle in 1945 (age 57); Foreigner dru
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The Today in Music weekly package for Aug. 17-23.
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The Vegas Guy: Chinook Winds Casino

LINCOLN CITY, Ore., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Martin Wheeler, one of the go-getter executives who buzz all over the Chinook Winds Casino, will never forget the time they booked George Jones into the showroom. (OK, it's a bingo hall, but it converts nicely.)
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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George Jones
George Jones appears in concert at the Pechanga Indian Reservation's Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA, on February 17, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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George Glenn Jones (born September 12, 1931) is an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.

Over the past 20 years, Jones has frequently been referred to as "the greatest living country singer." Country music scholar Bill C. Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved."

Throughout his long career, Jones made headlines often as much for tales of his drinking, stormy relationships with women, and violent rages as for his prolific career of making records and touring. His wild lifestyle led to Jones missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones." With the help of his fourth wife, Nancy, he has been sober for many years. Jones has had more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists. The shape of his nose and facial features have given Jones the nickname "The Possum." Jones said in an interview that he has chosen to tour only about 60 dates a year.

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