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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include legendary jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker, who was born in 1920; the late Dinah Washington in 1924; Dick Halligan of Blood Sweat and Tears in 1943 (age 59); Procol Harum's Chris Copping in 1945 (age 57); Pablo Cruise'
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Fess Parker, who was born in 1927 (age 75). He played the title character in the "Davy Crockett" TV series and recorded the first of 1955's four hit versions of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." American Breed's Gary Loizzo
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Today in Music a look back at pop musicy

Today's musical birthdays include country's Alvis Edgar "Buck" Owens, who was born in 1929 (age 73); country singer Porter Wagoner in 1930 (age 72); Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler in 1949 (age 53); and Roy Hay of Culture Club in 1961 (age 41).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 21) Today's birthdays include Rose Stone, keyboardist with Sly and the Family Stone, who was born in 1945 (age 57); Roger Hodgson, formerly with Supertramp, in 1950 (age 52); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 16) Today's birthdays include Jerry Lewis -- yes, THAT Jerry Lewis, who had a hit song in 1956 with "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby" -- was born in 1926 (age 76); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 8. Hundreds of years of Russian imperial rule was coming to an end. On this date in 1917, strikes and riots in St. Petersburg marked the start of the Russian Bolshevik revolution.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 8) Today's birthdays include Johnny Dollar, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees in 1945 (age 57); Randy Meisner, bassist and vocalist with Poco and with the Eagles, in 1946 (age 56); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 4. It was on this date in 1789 that Congress met for the first time under the new U.S. Constitution.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

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Pete Best (b. 24 November 1941, in Madras, British India) is a British musician, best known as the original drummer for The Beatles.

After moving from India to Liverpool in 1945, Best's mother, Mona Best (1924-1988) started The Casbah Coffee Club in the cellar of the Best's house in Liverpool, which became very popular—the membership list grew to over a thousand—and where The Beatles (then known as The Quarrymen) played some of their first concerts. The club was also known as The Casbah Club, or simply The Casbah. Best played there with his first band, The Black Jacks, and later with The Beatles.

Best joined The Beatles on 12 August 1960, only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a season of concerts. He was dismissed from the group two years later, on 16 August 1962 and he was replaced by Ringo Starr, but was never given a full explanation as to the reason why. He later worked as a civil servant for 20 years, before starting The Pete Best Band. Best has been married for over 40 years to Kathy Best; they have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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