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Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dead at 64

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dan Toler has died of Lou Gehrig's disease at his home in Sarasota, Fla., his website said. He was 64.

Refiners assess Ike storm damage

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. oil producers say they're assessing the damage to their Texas refineries from Hurricane Ike as gas prices jumped across the nation.

AAA: U.S. gasoline prices to keep rising

WILMINGTON, Del., March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. gasoline prices are expected to keep climbing after jumping an average 33 cents in the past month, AAA says. The average national price for regular unleaded was $2.543 a gallon Tuesday, up from $2.215 a month ago.

Even the president can't buck rush hour

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Secret Service asked Virginia to close key HOV lanes during rush hour to get U.S. President George Bush to a political fundraiser -- and was turned down.

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Travelers try to beat Thanksgiving rush

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- As the busiest travel period of the year in the United States approaches, experts say more people are trying to avoid the crunch by leaving early.

D.C. fights 'most-expensive' tag

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- District of Columbia tourism officials are disputing a recent report about the relative high cost of visiting the capital of the United States.

N.J. couples will wed at Dunkin' Donuts

CANTON, Mass., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Two New Jersey couples have won weddings at Dunkin' Donuts, the Canton, Mass.-based doughnut chain said Friday.

U.S. holiday travel expected to be heavy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Domestic U.S. travel this coming holiday weekend is expected to be the heaviest since before the terror attacks of September 2001, the Washington Post said.

The Sanford-Townsend Band were a successful rock 'n roll band in the United States, who scored a hit single in 1977 with "Smoke from a Distant Fire".

They were a blue-eyed soul group featuring keyboardists Ed Sanford and John Townsend, who previously worked together in a band called Heart from Alabama. After reuniting in Los Angeles, Sanford and Townsend signed a publishing deal with Chappell Music and began writing songs, most notably "Peacemaker" for Loggins and Messina and "I Keep Forgetting" with Michael McDonald.

Their 1976 self-titled album started getting attention when "Smoke from a Distant Fire" reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in Cash Box. The album was re-released using the song title as its own. The band supported the song by opening for Fleetwood Mac on their Rumours Tour, as well as concerts with the Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels,Foreigner, Heart and a host of other top acts of the day.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Townsend."
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