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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 7, 2012.
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'SNL' to air vintage Carlin episode

'SNL' to air vintage Carlin episode

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- NBC said it will re-air the 33-year-old premiere episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring the iconic U.S. comedian George Carlin as host.

Ian, companion marry

TORONTO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two-time Grammy winner Janis Ian has tied the knot with her long-time companion, attorney Patricia Snyder, in a civil ceremony in Toronto. Authors Mike Resnick and George R.R. Martin, along with a few other close friends, witnessed the Wednesday ceremony.

Ian, Parton record together

NASHVILLE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Protest singer Janis Ian and country music diva Dolly Parton have collaborated on a duet, "My Tennessee Hills," which will appear on Ian's next album.

Todayin Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include 1950s singer and disc jockey Jim Lowe, who was born in 1927 (age 76); bass player Mitch Jayne of the electric bluegrass band the Dillards in 1930 (age 73); Teresa Brewer in 1931 (age 72)...
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 5-11.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Percy Faith, who was born in 1908; jazz singer Billie Holiday in 1915; sitar player Ravi Shankar in 1920 (age 83); country's Bobby Bare in 1935 (age 68); Freddie Hubbard in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull an
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Percy Faith, who was born in 1908; jazz singer Billie Holiday in 1915; sitar player Ravi Shankar in 1920 (age 83); country's Bobby Bare in 1935 (age 68); Freddie Hubbard in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull an
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Janis Ian (born Janis Eddy Fink, April 7, 1951) is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumental musician, columnist, and science fiction fan-turned-author. She had a highly successful singing career in the 1960s and 1970s, and has continued recording into the 21st century.

Born to a Jewish family in New York City, she was primarily raised in New Jersey, initially on a farm, and attended East Orange High School and the New York City High School of Music & Art. Her parents, Victor (a music teacher) and Pearl, ran a summer camp in upstate New York, and, in that Cold War era, were frequently under government surveillance because of their left-wing politics. (Ian would allude to these years later in her song "God and the FBI"). Young Janis admired the work of folk pioneers such as Joan Baez and Odetta. At the age of twelve, Ian wrote her first song, "Hair of Spun Gold," which was subsequently published in the folk publication Broadside and was later recorded for her debut album. At age thirteen, she legally changed her name to Janis Ian, her new last name being her brother Eric's middle name.

At the age of fourteen, Ian met producer George "Shadow" Morton, at the time best-known for his work with The Shangri-Las, and was signed to a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Two years later she had a national hit single with "Society's Child" (see below), but she recalled in her autobiography that her growing fame made her time in high school difficult, as her teachers frequently made comments about her budding career and, despite her achieving good grades on exams, failed her in every subject due to her frequent absences to perform. She later dropped out of the High School of Music and Art with her teachers' blessing.

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