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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 20, 2013.
By United Press International

PR man Max Clifford charged with molesting girls decades ago

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- A British public relations man who has represented stars including Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye was charged Friday with molesting girls between 1966 and 1985.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 20, 2012.
By United Press International
Joe Cocker working on new album

Joe Cocker working on new album

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Joe Cocker is putting the final touches on "Hard Knocks," his 21st album, aiming to release it in North America this fall, 429 Records said Monday.
Cocker happy with new slower lifestyle

Cocker happy with new slower lifestyle

DELTA, Colo., June 15 (UPI) -- British musician-singer Joe Cocker says he thoroughly enjoys his relaxing days living at a ranch in Crawford, Colo., compared to his former rock star days.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 20, 2008.
By United Press International

'Universe' uses low-tech recording gear

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Julie Taymor wanted authenticity for Beatles’ tunes in her movie “Across the Universe,” so the songs were recorded with vintage equipment.

Ricky Martin to record with Ramazzotti

ROME, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Latin recording star Ricky Martin is teaming up with Italian pop singer Eros Ramazzotti on Ramazzotti's latest album.

ESA playlist competition winner announced

PARIS, July 3 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Norwegian girl has won the European Space Agency's competition to create the most suitable playlist for the International Space Station.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, May 20, 2007.
By United Press International

'Fifth Beatle' Billy Preston dead at 59

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 6 (UPI) -- Singer/songwriter Billy Preston, known as the "Fifth Beatle," died Tuesday in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital at age 59. Preston had been in a deep coma since Nov. 21 after malignant hypertension caused kidney failure among other complications, FoxNews.co

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2006 with 225 to follow.
By United Press International

Petty to headline 'Rock'n the Rally'

STURGIS, S.D., May 18 (UPI) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the "Rock'n the Rally" music festival at South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Herb Alpert ready for Rock Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Trumpet legend Herb Alpert wasn't quite sure how to take the news he was being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 20, the 140th day of 2005 with 225 to follow.
By United Press International

AFI set to name top 100 movie songs

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute is about to announce its newest list of great moments in U.S. film history -- the 100 greatest songs ever sung in movies -- giving A
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 20, the 141st day of 2004 with 225 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Campaigning for an Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole are lobbying for an Oscar nomination for "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow," a song they wrote for the movie "A Mighty Wind."
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 20, the 140th day of 2003 with 225 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Vic Ames of the Ames Brothers, who was born in 1924; Jill Jackson, "Paula" of Paul and Paula, in 1942 (age 61); Joe Cocker in 1944 (age 59); Cher in 1946 (age 57)...
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
By United Press International

It's Only Rock & Roll

David Egan is Louisiana's most accomplished contemporary blues songwriter. He wrote the anthemic "Sing It," the title track of the Marcia Ball/Irma Thomas/Tracy Nelson album, plus two other tracks on that album.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was not exempt from the economic downturn that has battered the entertainment industry on all fronts.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Joe Cocker, Snooks Eaglin, Ornetter Coleman, Dr. John and Gerald Levert co-headlined the final day of Jazzfest's first weekend Sunday in New Orleans.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Denzil Best was born in New York City this day in 1917. He was a favorite sideman of Ben Webster, George Shearing and Erroll Garner until calcium deposits in his wrists crippled his career. He died in May 1965 after falling down a flight of steps
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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