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Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Famed blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin has died of heart failure in Wayne, N.J., his agent said. He was 80.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sept. 18, 2011.
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Rap stars Outkast ready for new CD?

Rap stars Outkast ready for new CD?

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- The rap group Outkast may or may not release a new album soon, depending on the movie commitments of member Andre 3000, the Los Angeles Times said Saturday.
'Now' tops U.S. album chart

'Now' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Battle' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Battle' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Ludacris' "Battle of the Sexes" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Hendrix's childhood home demolished

SEATTLE, April 1 (UPI) -- A Jimi Hendrix fan says he couldn't save the Renton, Wash., home where the late rocker lived between the ages of 10 and 13 so he's saving parts of it.

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Hendrix adorns San Fran school plan

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 (UPI) -- Administrators with the San Francisco school district have chosen an unlikely mascot for a new education guide -- rock legend Jimi Hendrix.
Study: U2 fans have good SAT scores

Study: U2 fans have good SAT scores

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- A study by a doctorate student who looked at the music U.S. students like and their Scholastic Aptitude Test scores suggests U2 fans are generally smart.

Shepherd: Guitar show honors Hendrix

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Experience Hendrix tour traveling the United States gives people a chance to learn about the late rocker Jimi Hendrix, singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd says.

Torched Hendrix guitar sells for $495,000

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Boston, Mass., collector says he paid $495,000 at a London auction for the guitar believed to be the first Jimi Hendrix set on fire during a concert.
Seattle's famed Washington Hall for sale

Seattle's famed Washington Hall for sale

SEATTLE, June 30 (UPI) -- Washington Hall, where Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington played back when black performers weren't welcome in Seattle's white venues, is for sale.

Purported Hendrix sex tape to be released

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Iconic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, of "Foxy Lady" fame, purportedly is the subject of a sex tape scheduled for release, the tape's U.S. distributor says.

Musician, singer Buddy Miles dead at 60

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Famed drummer, singer and songwriter Buddy Miles has died of congestive heart failure at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 60.

Christian rock pioneer Norman dead at 60

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Larry Norman, widely regarded as the "father of Christian rock music," has died of heart failure at age 60 at his home in Salem, Ore., his family said.
Madame Tussauds unveils Jamie Foxx figure

Madame Tussauds unveils Jamie Foxx figure

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds Las Vegas said it kicked off Black History Month in the attraction's Spirit of America Room by unveiling a wax figure of Jamie Foxx.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007.
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Myth explored in new Hendrix features

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- New projects coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” provide deeper insights into American guitar icon Jimi Hendrix.

Khan's first album in nearly 10 years

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Despite a nearly 10-year break, American R&B diva Chaka Khan never doubted she'd put out another album.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
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Stars' paintings displayed at Vegas expo

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- What is being billed as the largest grouping of celebrity artwork ever exhibited is set to go on public display at Artexpo Las Vegas at the end of the month.

Concert coincided with Wood's exhibition

DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- British rocker Ronnie Wood recently played a concert in one part of Ireland, while his paintings were on exhibit in another, the Independent said Tuesday.
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