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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer Maxine Sullivan, born in 1911; Ritchie Valens, who was born in 1941; Mary Wells in 1943; J. Geils Band harmonica player Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, in 1945 (age 58); Pete "Overend" Watts, bassist with Mott the Hoople,
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Today in Music:

Today's birthdays include bandleader Gordon Jenkins and jazz trombonist Jack Jenney in 1910; Burt Bacharach, who was born in 1928 (age 75); Ian Dury and Billy Swan, both in 1942 (age 61); David Walker, keyboardist with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, in 1943
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 12-18.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Henry Mancini, who was born in 1924; Bobby Vinton in 1935 (age 68); the late Dusty Springfield in 1939; Gerry Rafferty, formerly with Steeler's Wheel, in 1947 (age 56); Bill Spooner of the Tubes in 1949 (age 54); and Jim
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Lefty Frizzell, who was born in 1928; Oscar-winning actress and "Partridge Family" mom Shirley Jones in 1934 (age 69); Herb Alpert, bandleader and co-founder of A&M Records, in 1935 (age 68); Rod Allen of the Fortunes in 1944 (ag
By United Press International

Feature: The shaky music industry

The shaky condition of the music industry -- challenged by diminishing sales and Internet downloading -- is a primary topic among those attending the annual South By Southwest music festival and conference last week. But Grammy-winning producer Dani
GARY GRAFF

Rock News Two: The week in pop

There are 115 lists in Spin Magazine's April issue, "The Ultimate List Issue." When Spin Editor-In-Chief Sia Michel was a kid she was obsessed with "The Book of Lists," which is packed with random historical trivia.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Radical artist Geoge Yepes is calling for another wave of volunteer artists to check in to his "Big Tex" complex in San Antonio Friday for the ongoing "Art Dacha," scheduled to run through June.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2003 with 321 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tennessee Ernie Ford, who was born in 1919; songwriter Boudleaux Bryant was born in 1920; Gene Ames of the Ames Brothers in 1925 (age 78); Dotty McGuire of the McGuire Sisters in 1930 (age 73); country's Razzy Bailey in 1939 (age
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist, singer and bandleader Tex Beneke was born this day in 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas. He soared in popularity after joining Glenn Miller's 1938 orchestra.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 8-14.
By United Press International
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Peter Gabriel
American actress Sigourney Weaver and British musician Peter Gabriel attend the premiere of "Wall-E" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on July 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts. In 2007 Gabriel was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers.” Gabriel was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

Gabriel was born in Chobham, Surrey, England. His father, Ralph Parton Gabriel, was an electrical engineer, and his mother, Edith Irene Allen, from a musical family, taught him to play the clarinet at an early age. He attended Cable House, a private primary (pre-prep) school in Woking, Surrey, St Andrews Prep School in Horsell, then Charterhouse School (Godalming) from 1963.

Gabriel founded Genesis in 1967 with fellow Charterhouse School pupils Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford, and drummer Chris Stewart. The name of the band was suggested by fellow Charterhouse alumnus, the pop music impresario Jonathan King, who produced their first album, From Genesis to Revelation.

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