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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 30-Jan. 5.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Little Esther Phillips, who was born in 1935; guitarist Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, and Chi-Lites lead singer Eugene Record, both in 1940 (age 62); the late Tim Hardin was born in 1941; Iron Butter
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
By United Press International

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Today in music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Alan Freed, who was born in 1922. It was Freed who (according to legend) coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll." Cindy Birdsong, who sang with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells as well as the Supremes, was born in 1939 (age 63); drummer
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Charlie Rich, who was born in 1932; Them keyboardist Jackie McCauley and Dawn's Joyce Wilson, both in 1946 (age 56); Cliff Williams of AC-DC in 1949 (age 53); Mike Scott of The Waterboys in 1958 (age 44).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 14-20.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, who was born in 1926; David Gates of Bread in 1940 (age 62); Brenda Lee, and Booker Jones of Booker T and the MGs, both in 1944 (age 58); XTC's Andy Partridge in 1953 (age 49); Jermaine Ja
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2002 with 23 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Former Beatle John Lennon, 40, was shot to death outside the New York City apartment building where he lived with his wife, Yoko Ono on this date in 1980. A 25-year-old mental patient and Beatles fan named Mark David Chapman was arrested in the slaying, a
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Sammy Davis Jr., who was born in 1925; Jerry "The Iceman" Butler in 1939 (age 63); Hollies drummer Robert Elliott in 1942 (age 60); Jim Morrison of the Doors in 1943; George Baker of the George Baker Selection in 1944 (age 58); G
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 7-13.
By United Press International

Commentary: Joe Bob's Week in Review

Francoise Ducros, an aide to Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, called President Bush a "moron" in a private meeting that leaked to the press, then decided
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Andy Williams, who was born in 1930 (age 72); John Cale of the Velvet Underground in 1940 (age 62); Ozzy Osbourne in 1948 (age 54); Mickey Thomas of the Elvin Bishop Band, and also Jefferson Starship, in 1949 (age 53); Nicky Stev
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
By United Press International
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John Lennon
WAX2000120800 - 08 DECEMBER 2000 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono listen in on the Watergate hearings on Capitol Hill in this 1973 file photo. Today is the 20th anniversary of John Lennon's murder who was shot dead in New York by Mark David Chapman December 8, 2000. cc/FILE PHOTO UPI ..
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John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; his first band, The Quarrymen, evolved into The Beatles in 1960. As the group disintegrated towards the end of the decade, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to devote time to his family, but re-emerged in 1980 with a new album, Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.

Lennon revealed a rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, his writing, his drawings, on film, and in interviews, and he became controversial through his political and peace activism. He moved to New York City in 1971, where his criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a lengthy attempt by Richard Nixon's administration to deport him, while his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement.

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