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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Victor Borge, who was born in 1909; Beatles producer George Martin in 1926 (age 77); Van Dyke Parks in 1941 (age 63); Stephen Stills in 1945 (age 58); John Paul Jones, bass player/keyboardist with the Yardbirds and, late
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Roger Miller, who was born in 1936; and Ten Years After keyboardist Chick Churchill in 1942 (age 60).
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A Blast from the Past

The Soviet Union, which is no more, was created on this date in 1922. It happened at the first Soviet Congress when Russia, Ukraine and two other Soviet republics signed a treaty.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues, who was born in 1941 (age 51); Marianne Faithfull in 1946 (age 56); Whitesnake's Cozy Powell in 1947 (age 55); Robert Parissi of Wild Cherry in 1950 (age 52); and Yvonne Elliman in 1951 (age 51).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 28-Jan. 3.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 30-Jan. 5.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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The Almanac

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