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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011.
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Analysis: Levin blocks IT nomination

Analysis: Levin blocks IT nomination

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., has blocked the Pentagon's nominee to head the Defense Information Systems Agency, because her husband is a senior executive at the nation's No. 3 defense contractor and the perceived conflicts of interest made the nomination "untenable."
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
Illness forces Yes to say 'no' to tour

Illness forces Yes to say 'no' to tour

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- The British rock band Yes said it has canceled the North American leg of its 40th anniversary tour because lead singer Jon Anderson is ill.

Yes plans 40th anniversary tour

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- The progressive rock group Yes is planning to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a North American concert tour, Live Nation announced Thursday.

Yes singer goes it alone on solo tour

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Singer Jon Anderson at the start of his U.S. tour says playing solo presents a different kind of challenge from his concerts with the band.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include jazz man Ramsey Lewis in 1935 (age 68); country's Don Williams in 1939 (age 64); British pop singer Cilla Black, whose real name is Priscilla White, in 1943 (age 60); Pete Sears, bassist for Jefferson Starship, in 1948 (age 55);
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

UPI's weekly Today in Music package for May 24-30.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include clarinetist/bandleader Woody Herman in 1913; entertainer Liberace in 1919; Lainie Kazan, who was born in 1940 (age 63); Billy Cobham in 1944 (age 59); Robert Fripp of King Crimson and Foghat's Roger Earl, both in 1946 (age 57); B
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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Washington Agenda-General

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Rock News Two: The week in pop

The New York Times has sounded a death knell for pop music, calling 2002 "The Year That Pop Lost Popularity."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Los Angeles Times reports hip hop impresario Marion "Suge" Knight was taken into custody Monday by California parole officials and could face a year in jail.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late country comedian Minnie Pearl, who was born in 1912; Helen Reddy in 1941 (age 61); Jon Anderson, a founding member of Yes, in 1944 (age 58); Judas Priest guitarist Glen Tipton in 1948 (age 54); and Matthias Jabs of the G
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Jon Anderson
Jon Anderson of legendary rock group Yes performs in concert, at the Office Depot Center, in Sunrise, Florida, on April 30, 2004. (UPI Photo/MICHAEL BUSH)
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Jon Anderson (born John Roy Anderson on 25 October 1944) is an English musician, known as the former lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. He is also an accomplished solo artist, and has collaborated with artists such as the Greek musician Vangelis, among others.

Jon Anderson was born John Roy Anderson in Accrington, Lancashire, England, to Albert and Kathleen Anderson, who were of Irish ancestry. Anderson dropped the "h" from his first name in 1970.

Anderson attended St. John's Infants School in Baxenden, Accrington. There he made a tentative start to a musical career playing the washboard in "Little John's Skiffle Group", which played songs by Lonnie Donegan among others. Anderson left school at the age of fifteen, and went through a series of jobs, including farm hand, lorry driver, and milkman. Anderson tried to pursue a football career at Accrington Stanley F.C., but was turned down because of his frail constitution. He remains a fan of the club.

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