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10 fans hurt during, after USC win over Stanford in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Los Angeles firefighters said they treated 10 fans for injuries suffered during and after the University of Southern California football game.

Rowing coaches pull car passenger from Schuylkill River

PHILADELPHIA, April 23 (UPI) -- Rowing coaches saved the life of a passenger in a car that slid into Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Tuesday, police said.

Occupiers begin July 4 protest in Philly

PHILADELPHIA, July 1 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police estimated about 200 participants braved the stifling heat to take part in the kickoff of an Occupy protest on Independence Mall.

Preacher offends gays at mass wedding

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Texas preacher known for performing free mass weddings each Valentine's Day made gay couples feel unwelcome this year, some attendees say.

Mayor targeted for recall after scandal

GLOUCESTER , Mass., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The mayor of a Massachusetts town where 17 high school girls allegedly agreed to get pregnant and raise their babies together is the target of a recall.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Big Sid Catlett was born this date in Evansville, Ind., in 1910. Always in great demand, he was a big man behind the drums, yet as protege Art Blakey once said, Catlett could make the drums sound as soft and light as a butterfly.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist and composer Joe Sullivan was born this date in 1906 in Chicago. Strongly influenced by Fats Waller and Earl Hines, Sullivan played in the Bob Crosby and Eddie Condon bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Ahmad Jamal was born this day in 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pa. His distinctive musical voicings, particularly his spare melodic style, had a profound influence on Miles Davis. The trumpeter credited Jamal for his stylistic preferences, and recorded many
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Jan. 17. Drummer Big Sid Catlett was born this date in Evansville, Ind., in 1910.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is Nov. 4.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Michael Joseph "Joe" O'Sullivan (November 4, 1906 – October 13, 1971) was an American jazz pianist.

Sullivan was the ninth child of Irish immigrant parents. He studied classical piano for 12 years and at age 17, he began to play popular music in a club where he was exposed to jazz. He graduated from the Chicago Conservatory and was an important contributor to the Chicago jazz scene of the 1920s. Sullivan's recording career began late in 1927 when he joined McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans. Other musicians included Jimmy McPartland, Frank Teschemacher, Bud Freeman, Jim Lanigan and Gene Krupa. In 1933, he joined Bing Crosby as his accompanist, recording and making many radio broadcasts. After suffering for two years with tuberculosis, he briefly rejoined Bing Crosby in 1938 and the Bob Crosby Orchestra in 1939.

By the 1950s, Sullivan was largely forgotten, playing solo in San Francisco. Marital difficulties and excessive drinking caused Sullivan to become increasingly unreliable and unable to keep a steady job, either as band member or soloist.

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