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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
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People in the news

People in the news

The latest news on today's hottest celebrities ...
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Monkees won't attend Jones' funeral

Monkees won't attend Jones' funeral

STUART, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- Micky Dolenz says he, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork don't plan to attend the private funeral of their fellow Monkees band member Davy Jones in Florida.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.
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Monkees announce 10-date concert tour

Monkees announce 10-date concert tour

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Three of the four original members of the 1960s pop band The Monkees are to tour the United Kingdom together, it was announced Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 30, 3008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2005 with one to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2004 with one to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2003 with one to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul and Mary, who was born in 1938 (age 65); country singer Johnny Paycheck and Augie Meyers, keyboardist with the Sir Douglas Quintet as well as the Texas Tornados, both in 1941 (age 62)...
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

A thousand bands playing in 50 clubs for tens of thousands of music industry moguls, other musicians and just plain fans began their four-day marathon in high style this week at the South By Southwest Conference and music festival in Austin, Texas.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

A thousand bands playing in 50 clubs for tens of thousands of music industry moguls, other musicians and just plain fans began their four-day marathon in high style this week at the South By Southwest Conference and music festival in Austin, Texas.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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Robert Michael Nesmith (born December 30, 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the musical group The Monkees and star of the TV series of the same name. Nesmith is notable as a songwriter, including "Different Drum" sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys, as well as executive producer of the cult film Repo Man. In 1981 Nesmith won the first Grammy Award given for Video of the Year for his hour-long Elephant Parts.

Nesmith was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Harris County, Texas in 1942. He was an only child; his parents, Warren Audrey Nesmith and Bette Nesmith Graham, divorced when their son was four. He and his mother moved to Dallas, Texas to be closer to her parents, sister, aunts and grandmother. Bette took temporary jobs ranging from clerical work to graphics design, and developed very good secretarial skills, including shorthand, and, auspiciously, touch typing. When Nesmith was 13 his mother invented a typewriter correction fluid later known commercially as Liquid Paper. Over the next 25 years she and a select group of executives would build the Liquid Paper Corporation into a multimillion dollar international company which she finally sold to Gillette in 1980 for 48 million USD. She died a few months later at age 56.

In 1949 Nesmith, at the age of six, was enrolled in the Dallas public school system. An indifferent student, he nevertheless participated in choral and drama activities during his years at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas. He began to write verse poetry. When he was 15 he enrolled in the Dallas Theater Center teen program, where he was featured in several plays.

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