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Kurt Cobain's life will be chronicled in new comic book

Kurt Cobain's life will be chronicled in new comic book

March 27 (UPI) -- A new comic book, "Tribute: Kurt Cobain," will chronicle the Nirvana frontman's life and career with the band.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
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Krieger and Densmore plan Doors reunion

Krieger and Densmore plan Doors reunion

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Guitarist Robby Krieger says he and drummer John Densmore plan to perform a U.S. reunion show to honor Ray Manzarek, their late band mate from The Doors.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
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New species of ancient Asian lizard named for rocker Jim Morrison

New species of ancient Asian lizard named for rocker Jim Morrison

IOWA CITY, Iowa, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers who discovered a new species of ancient Asian lizard say they've named it after the late 1960s rock star Jim Morrison, the "Lizard King."
The Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek dead at 74

The Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek dead at 74

ROSENHEIM, Germany, May 21 (UPI) -- Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, co-founder of The Doors, has died of bile-duct cancer at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, the band's Facebook page said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
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LA police on tactical alert after arsons

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department went on tactical alert after a string of arsons early Friday, with officers remaining on duty after their shifts ended.

String of arsons hits Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Nineteen fires were set early Friday in Hollywood and West Hollywood, including one at the former home of Jim Morrison, Los Angeles fire officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
By United Press International
Oscar Wilde's memorial gets glass barrier

Oscar Wilde's memorial gets glass barrier

PARIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Oscar Wilde's tombstone will be surrounded by a glass barrier to prevent tourists at Paris' Pere Lachaise cemetery from kissing the monument, officials said.

Sunset Strip's seeking a revival

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Sunset Strip in Hollywood is getting repaved for the first time in 75 years to restore some of the fading boulevard's former grandeur, officials say.

Oliver Stone plans film on Bush

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Oliver Stone plans to make a film about U.S. President George W. Bush, with "No Country for Old Men" star Josh Brolin in the title role.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.
By United Press International

Poll: 'Walk the Line' No. 1 music bio-pic

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- "Walk the Line," the life story of U.S. country music icon Johnny Cash, has been named the greatest music bio-pic, a new poll showed.

Details of Jim Morrison's death revealed

PARIS, July 8 (UPI) -- The 36-year-old matter of Jim Morrison's death in Paris may be reopened after a friend revealed the rock star died of a heroin overdose.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Posthumous pardon sought for Doors singer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 11 (UPI) -- Fans of Jim Morrison, The Doors' late frontman, have asked Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to pardon the rocker's conviction for indecent exposure and profanity.

Album cover photographer Joel Brodsky dies

STAMFORD, Conn., March 19 (UPI) -- Joel Brodsky whose album cover photography helped define music's visual image in the '60s and '70s, died in his Stamford, Conn., home of a heart attack. He was

Global Cool tap Doors' work for message

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- An international coalition of entertainers and scientists is using American rock icon Jim Morrison in its fight against global warming.

Paris cemetery targeted by art thieves

PARIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Thieves have targeted Paris' famous Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the last resting place of Moliere, Marcel Proust, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.
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Rock & Roll Christies auction in New York

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The latest Christie's auction in New York saw original "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" Beatles lyrics written by Paul McCartney sell for $192,000.

History, box-set bring Doors reunion

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The three surviving members of The Doors have reunited for an upcoming box-set and an oral history of their time on the U.S. rock scene.
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