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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Merle Haggard, who was born in 1937; Michelle Phillips, formerly of the Mamas and the Papas, in 1944 (age 59); reggae star Bob Marley was born in 1945; Hot Chocolate drummer Tony Connor in 1947 (age 56); Air Supply's Ra
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Country Music News

Gail Davies born in Broken Bow, Okla., 1948. Steve Gatlin born in Olney, Texas, 1951.
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People

If only for his mercurial style and speaking voice, the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan will be remembered as unique.
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Country Music News

Tex Williams records Capitol Records' first million-seller, "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette," 1947. Eddy Arnold's Top 5 single, "What A Fool I Was," is charted, 1948.
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Country Music News

Guitar maker Clarence "Leo" Fender dies, 1991. Anne Murray is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame, 1993.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Former Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will headline the 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring the headliner's quintet Halford, co-headliners Testament, Immortal, Symphony X, Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth, Carnal Forge and more.
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Country Music News

Charley Pride born in Sledge, Miss., 1938. Lynn Anderson's first Top 10 song, "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)," is charted, 1967.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Quincy Jones, who was born in 1933 (age 70); Chicago's Walter Parazaider in 1945 (age 58); disc jockey-turned-comic recording star Rick Dees in 1951 (age 52); Level 42 guitarist Boon Gould in 1955 (age 48); and Taylor Hanson of H
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Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, March 13 (UPI) -- At times, the task must have seemed insurmountable: Pick the top 500 singles in country music history and defend your choices.
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Country Music News

Country broadcaster Ralph Emery born in McEwen, Tenn., 1933. James Brown makes guest appearance on Grand Ole Opry, 1979.
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Country Music News

Guitarist Jimmy Bryant born in Pavo, Ga., 1925. Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and Randy Hughes die in a plane crash in Camden, Tenn., 1963.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Harry Belafonte, who was born in 1927 (age 76); The Who's Roger Daltrey and Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann, both in 1944 (age 59); Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers in 1955 (age 48); John Carroll of the Starland Vocal Band in 195
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Country Music News

Joe South born in Atlanta, 1940. Tennessee Ernie Ford releases his first single, "Tennessee Border #1," 1949.
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People

Steve Bechler, the Baltimore Orioles pitcher who had been battling a weight problem, died from too much sun during spring training in Florida.
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Country Music News

Razzy Bailey born in Lafayette, La., 1939. Wendy Holcombe dies, 1987.
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People

Singer Kathleen Edwards may be only 24, but her career has taken off like a rocket. She recently sang her hit song "Six O'clock News" on David Letterman's late-night TV show.
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Country Music News

C.W. McCall's "Convoy" ends six-week run at No. 1, 1976. Alabama's "Southern Star" album goes gold, 1989.
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Country Music News

Roy Lanham of the Sons of the Pioneers, born in Corbin, Ky., 1923. Jim Stafford born in Eloise, Fla., 1944.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include John McLaughlin, who was born in 1942 (age 61); New Order guitarist Bernie Albrecht and his bandmate, singer/guitarist Barney Sumner, both in 1956 (age 47); country singer Patty Loveless in 1957 (age 46); R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe i
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 4-10.
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Country Music News

Red Foley records "Old Shep," 1935. Eddy Arnold's Top Ten single "Prison Without Walls" charted, 1950.
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Country Music News

Merle Travis born in Rosewood, Ky., 1917. Webb Pierce records No. 1 singles "Slowly" and "Even Tho," 1953.
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Country Music News

Eddy Arnold places six songs in the Top 10, 1948. Linda Davis born in Dotson, Texas, 1962.
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Country Music News

Billy Smith, bass player/vocalist with the Osborne Brothers, born in Reidsville, N.C., 1956. Roy Acuff's recording of "Write Me, Sweetheart" charted, 1944.
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Country Music News

Patti Page born Clara Ann Fowler in Muskogee, Okla., 1927. Bonnie Raitt born in Los Angeles, 1950.
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