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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 4, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2007.

Crooner Frankie Laine dies at 93

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Frankie Laine, whose booming voice found a home in songs as "I Believe" and "Mule Train," died Tuesday in Mercy Hospital in San Diego at the age of 93.

Opera lyricist Arnold Sundgaard dead at 96

DALLAS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Prolific playwright and opera lyricist Arnold Sundgaard has died at a retirement home in Dallas at the age of 96. The Texas-based Sundgaard was best known for his work on the 1948 opera "Down in the Valley" and with resurrecting the old standard "Yellow R

The Almanac

This is Tuesday, July 4, the 185th day of 2006 with 180 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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The Almanac

This is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2005 with 180 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 4, the 185th day of 2003 with 180 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country music pioneer Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones in 1913, country's Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Jay Siegel of The Tokens in 1939 (age 63), drummer Ric Lee of 10 Years After in 1945 (age 57); Larry Gonsky of
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country music pioneer Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones in 1913, country's Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Jay Siegel of The Tokens in 1939 (age 63), drummer Ric Lee of 10 Years After in 1945 (age 57); Larry Gonsky of
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 19-25.
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Musician Ray Conniff dead at 85

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Ray Conniff -- the Grammy-winning arranger, bandleader, composer and trombonist behind some of the biggest pop hits of the 1950s and '60s -- has died. He was 85

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Samuel Moore, "Sam" of Sam and Dave, who was born in 1935 (age 67); Melvin Franklin of the Temptations in 1942; Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt in 1948 (age 54); and Dave Vanian of The Damned in 1956 (age 46).
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Mitch Miller
NYP2002050513- NEW YORK, May 05 (UPI) - Mitch Miller who hosted "Sing Along with Mitch" series attends the NBC tv 75th Anniversary ceremonies held on May 5, 2002, at New York City's Rockerfeller Center. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Mitchell William "Mitch" Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive. Miller was one of the most influential figures in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of Artists and Repertoire at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist with an NBC television series, Sing Along with Mitch. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in the early 1930s, Miller began his musical career as an accomplished player of the oboe and English horn, and recorded several highly regarded classical albums featuring his instrumental work, but he is best remembered as a conductor, choral director, television performer and recording executive.

Mitch Miller was born in Rochester, New York, on July 4, 1911, to a Jewish family. His mother was Hinda Rosenblum Miller, a former seamstress, and his father, Abram Calmen Miller, a Russian-Jewish immigrant wrought-iron worker. He had four siblings, two of whom, Leon and Joseph, survived him.

He was married for sixty-five years to the former Frances Alexander, who died in 2000. They had two daughters; Andrea Miller, and Margaret Miller Reuther; and a son, Mitchell "Mike" Miller; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mitch lived in New York City for many years and died there on July 31, 2010, after a short illness.

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