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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.
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Noted drummer Harman dead at 79

NASHVILLE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Drummer Buddy Harman, known for his rhythmic beats for singers Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, has died in Nashville at the age of 79, his daughter says.

Country music guitarist Helms dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Steel guitarist Don Helms, who worked with country music stars Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, has died in Nashville at the age of 81, a friend says.
'Crazy' to open Jacksonville film fest

'Crazy' to open Jacksonville film fest

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- "Crazy," a movie inspired by the life of late guitar great Hank Garland, is set to open the 2008 Jacksonville (Fla.) Film Festival.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007.
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Jessica Simpson: It's all real

HOLLYWOOD, July 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress-singer Jessica Simpson said everything about her is real and credits a fellow Texan for helping her launch her music and acting careers.

Bon Jovi goes country, sort of, on album

RUMSON, N.J., June 19 (UPI) -- Despite rumors to the contrary, New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi haven't gone country on their latest album, "Lost Highway."

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2006 with 114 to follow.
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'American Idol' stages New York auditions

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- When New York played home to auditions for the sixth season of "American Idol," the show's judges were surprised to find the contestants weren't New Yorkers.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2005 with 114 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Hank 'Sugarfoot' Garland is dead

ORANGE PARK, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Guitarist Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland, who played with Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, has died at an Orange Park, Fla., hospital.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2004 with 114 to follow.
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Merle Haggard, Toby Keith duet set

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Country music legend Merle Haggard and superstar Toby Keith announced plans Tuesday to record two duets.
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Virginia Patterson Hensley (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963), known professionally as Patsy Cline, was an American country music singer who enjoyed pop music crossover success during the era of the Nashville sound in the early 1960s. Since her death at age 30 in a 1963 plane crash at the height of her career, she has been considered one of the most influential, successful, revered, and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century.

Cline was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive bold contralto voice , which, along with her role as a mover and shaker in the country music industry, has been cited and praised as an inspiration by many vocalists of various music genres. The story of her life and career has been the subject of numerous books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays.

Posthumously, millions of her albums have been sold over the past 45 years and she has been given numerous awards, which has given her an iconic status with some fans similar to that of legends Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Only ten years after her death, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2002, she was voted by artists and members of the Country Music industry as number one on CMT's television special of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, and in 1999 she was voted number 11 on VH1's special The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll by members and artists of the rock industry. According to her 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame plaque, "Her heritage of timeless recordings is testimony to her artistic capacity." Among those hits are "Walkin' After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", "She's Got You", "Crazy", and "Sweet Dreams".

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Patsy Cline."
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