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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
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Buddy Guy gets a fresh start on new album

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy says his latest album feels a bit like a new beginning for him.

Thorogood celebrates 25 years of 'Bad'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Delaware's George Thorogood said he never thought the 25th anniversary of his signature song, "Bad to the Bone," would be a big deal.

VH1 Classic offers acoustic holiday songs

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's VH1 Classic has invited Amy Grant, Richard Marx, Brian Setzer, The Smithereens, George Thorogood and John Waite to perform holiday songs.

Clear Channel auction for Charley victims

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Clear Channel Radio is auctioning 43 celebrity-signed guitars with proceeds going to relief effects in areas affected by Hurricane Charley in Florida.

Krall, Peterson headline silver jazzfest

MONTREAL, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Canadian Diana Krall will open this summer's 25th anniversary of the Montreal International Jazz Festival with a June 29 concert.

'Six Days on the Road' singer Dudley dies

DANBURY, Wis., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Singer Dave Dudley, 75, best known for trucker songs such as "Six Days On The Road," has died at his Wisconsin home, CMT.com reported Wednesday.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Terrapin will kick off its 2003 Summer Concert Series with Summit On the Hudson Festival, slated for May 31 and June 1 at the majestic Croton Point Park in Westchester County, N.Y.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Blues legend B.B. King and rock guitar hero Jeff Beck will be the headliners at the 12th annual B.B. King Music Festival.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 12-18.
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Today in music; a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Chambers Brothers percussionist Lester Chambers, who was born in 1940 (age 63); bassist Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and also Hot Tuna, and Brian Pendleton, guitarist with The Pretty Things, both in 1944 (age 59); Al Green,
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

As predicted in this space, the record industry made sure 2003 will be remembered as the Year of Norah Jones at the Grammy Awards gala.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

As predicted in this space, the record industry made sure 2003 will be remembered as the Year of Norah Jones Sunday night at the Grammy Awards gala.
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George Thorogood
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)

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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