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Today's birthdays include composer Scott Joplin, "king of ragtime," born in 1858; Jim Yester of the Association, who was born in 1939 (age 63); bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn of the Mar-Keys, Booker T and the M-Gs, and the Blues Brothers, and Pete Best -- the
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 23-29.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late country singer Dottie West, who was born in 1932; Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates in 1949 (age 53); and Andrew Woolfolk of Earth Wind and Fire in 1950 (age 52).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Duncan and the Belmonts' Carlo Mastrangelo, who were both born in 1938 (age 64); Richard Street of the Temptations in 1942 (age 60); Steve Miller in 1943 (age 59); Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott in the AC/
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Bob Crosby, Bobcats founder and brother of singer-actor Bing Crosby, was born this day in 1913 in Spokane, Wash.
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Each year the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival offers a sub-theme highlighting a particular world music culture. The native American theme of this year's
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 13) Today's birthdays include Chambers Brothers percussionist Lester Chambers, who was born in 1940 (age 62); bassist Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and also Hot Tuna, and Brian Pendleton, guitarist with The Pretty Things, both in 1944 (age 58);
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 13) Today's birthdays include Chambers Brothers percussionist Lester Chambers, who was born in 1940 (age 62); ...
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George Thorogood (L) and Jim Suhler of George Thorogood and the Destroyers perform in concert at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, Florida on March 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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George Thorogood (born February 24, 1950) is a blues rock vocalist/guitarist from Wilmington, Delaware, known for his hit song "Bad to the Bone" as well as for covers of blues standards such as Hank Williams' "Move It On Over" and John Lee Hooker's "House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer". Another favorite is a cover of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers have released 16 studio albums, including two that were certified Platinum. and six that have been certified Gold. The band has sold 15 million albums worldwide. The band is credited with the early success of Rounder Records.

Thorogood was born on February 24, 1950 and was raised in Naamans Manor, a neighborhood in suburban Wilmington, Delaware, where his father worked for DuPont. He graduated from Brandywine High School in 1968. The singer was born the middle of five children; including two older brothers, John and Pete, and two younger sisters, identical twins, Liza and Anne. Anne died suddenly on February 21, 2008. Thorogood played semi-professional baseball, but turned toward music after seeing John P. Hammond perform in 1970.

Thorogood's demo, Better Than the Rest, was recorded in 1974 and released in 1979. In 1976 he recorded his debut album: George Thorogood & The Destroyers with his band, The Destroyers (sometimes known as The Delaware Destroyers or simply GT and D) and issued the album in 1977. Thorogood released his next album titled Move It On Over in 1978 with The Destroyers, which included the Hank Williams remake "Move It On Over". "Please Set a Date" and their remake of the Bo Diddley song "Who Do You Love?" both followed in 1979. In the late 1970s, Thorogood played on a team in Delaware in the Roberto Clemente League which was created in 1976. He was the second baseman and was chosen rookie of the year in the league. Soon after this achievement, The Destroyers forced him to quit playing the sport. In the 1970s, he and his band were based in Boston (see also Hound Dog Taylor).

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