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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2007.

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Today is Friday, July 7, the 188th day of 2006 with 177 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Les Paul still going strong at 90

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- At 90, guitar legend and innovator Les Paul is still going strong and says there are some simple secrets to his durability.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2005 with 177 to follow.
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Les Paul to receive Sammy Cahn Award

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Guitar legend Les Paul will receive the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriters Hall of Fame head Hal David said in New York Thursday.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2004 with 177 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 7, the 188th day of 2003 with 177 to follow.
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Guitar legend Les Paul turns 88

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Guitar legend Les Paul will celebrate his 88th birthday Monday night at his long-time Big Apple musical home, the Iridium jazz club.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Johnny Mathis, who was born in 1935 (age 67); Frankie Lymon, of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, in 1942; Buffalo Springfield drummer Dewey Martin, also in 1942 (age 60); Marilyn McCoo, formerly with the Fifth Dimension, in 1943
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
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Mary Ford (July 7, 1924–September 30, 1977), born Iris Colleen Summers, was an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits. In 1951 alone they sold six million records.

Born Iris Summers in El Monte, California, Ford came from a musical family. Her father was a Nazarene minister. Her parents left Missouri, traveling cross-country while singing gospel music and preaching at revival meetings across America. They eventually settled in Southern California, where they were heard over Pasadena's first Christian radio station. Her sisters and brothers were all musicians; Esther, Carol, Eva, Fletcher, jazz organist Bruce and film composer Bob Summers.

In the early 1940s Ford found work as a country music performer with Gene Autry and Jimmy Wakely. She appeared with Wakely in the PRC film I'm from Arkansas (1944) as a member of the Sunshine Girls trio. In 1945, Autry introduced her to guitarist Les Paul, and the two teamed in 1946. For billing purposes, Paul selected "Mary Ford" from a telephone directory so her name would be almost as short as his. With Paul she became one of the early practitioners of multi-tracking. Patti Page and Jane Turzy were other 1950s vocalists who used multi-tracking.

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