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Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh contribute tracks to healthy kids album

Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh contribute tracks to healthy kids album

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh, DMC, Ryan Beatty, Matisyahu and Nils Lofgren have contributed tracks to the album, "Songs for a Healthier America."

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Springsteen, Bon Jovi to perform at DNC

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DENVER, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are set to perform around likely Democratic Party nominee for U.S. president Barack Obama's acceptance speech, sources say.

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Elvis Costello, Joe Ely, Cowboy Mouth, Rosie Flores and Billy Bragg head up the star studded list of contributors to "Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen," a benefit album for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, whic
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Gil de Ferran, one of the most soft-spoken racers ever to compete at Indianapolis, won the Indy 500 and faced reporters.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include O.C. Smith, who had a hit in the 1960s with "Little Green Apples," was born in 1942 (age 60); Ray Davies of the Kinks in 1944 (age 58); Troggs guitarist Chris Britton in 1945 (age 57); Badfinger bassist Joey Molland in 19
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

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R. KELLY R. Kelly performed at Friday's opening of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, but in his native Chicago, police are investigating a 26 1/2 minute videotape that allegedly shows him having sex with an underage girl.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

INSANE CLOWN POSSE Insane Clown Posse?s Violent J has been sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation in connection with a fight that broke out in a St. Louis parking lot last February.
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Nils Lofgren
Rock musician Bruce Springsteen (R) performs with guitarist Nils Lofgren and other members of the E Street Band in concert at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Nils Lofgren (born Nils Hilmer Lofgren, June 21, 1951, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Famous as a solo artist, he has marked 25 years as a member of Springsteen's E Street Band as well as a former member of Crazy Horse and Grin.

Lofgren was born in Chicago in 1951 to Swedish/Italian parents. He moved to the suburban town of Garrett Park, Maryland, near the northern border of Washington, D.C. as a very young child. Lofgren's first instrument was classical accordion, beginning at age 5, which he studied seriously for ten years. After studying classical music and jazz, throughout his youth, Lofgren switched his emphasis to rock music, and focused on the piano and the guitar. By 1968, Lofgren formed the band Grin, originally with bassist George Daly, and drummer Bob Berberich, former players in the DC band The Hangmen. The group played in the venues throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Lofgren had been a competitive gymnast in high school, a skill that popped up later in his career. During this time, Lofgren met Neil Young and played for him. Young invited Lofgren to come to California and the Grin trio (Lofgren, Daly and Berberich) drove out west and lived for some months at a home Neil Young rented in Laurel Canyon.

Lofgren joined Neil Young's band at age 17, playing piano and guitar on the album After the Gold Rush. Young gave him this role despite his having virtually no experience on the instrument; Lofgren worked on his parts around-the-clock when recording was not in session. Lofgren maintained a close musical relationship with Young, appearing on his Tonight's the Night album and tour among others. He was also briefly a member of Crazy Horse, appearing on their 1971 LP and contributing songs to their catalogue.

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