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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008.
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Christian rock pioneer Norman dead at 60

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Larry Norman, widely regarded as the "father of Christian rock music," has died of heart failure at age 60 at his home in Salem, Ore., his family said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2005 with 46 to follow.
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Canadian actors recreate Lennon bed-in

MONTREAL, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Actors in white pajamas re-enacted the 1969 "bed-in" for peace staged by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Montreal to promote the pending sale of his lyrics.

50 Cent's success harks back to Beatles

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent has become the first performer to place at least four songs in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 since the Beatles in 1964.

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Today is Monday, Nov. 15, the 320th day of 2004 with 46 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2003 with 46 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2002 with 46 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include C.W. McCall, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Clyde McPhatter of the Dominoes, and also The Drifters, in 1931; Petula Clark in 1932 (age 70); Annifrid "Frida" Anderson of ABBA in 1945 (age 57); former Heart bassist Steve Fossen in
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
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Petula Clark
NYP2002031658 - NEW YORK, March 16, (UPI)-- Petula Clark leaves Collegiate Marble Church after Liza Minelli's wedding rehearsal on March 16, 2002. mk/lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI.
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Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress, and composer whose career has spanned seven decades.

Clark's professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II. During the 1960s she became known internationally for her popular upbeat hits, including "Downtown", "I Know a Place", "My Love", "Colour My World", "A Sign of the Times", and "Don't Sleep in the Subway". She has sold in excess of 68 million records throughout her career.

Born to English father Leslie Norman Clark and Welsh mother Doris (née Phillips), both nurses at Long Grove Hospital, in Epsom, Surrey, England, she was christened Petula Sally Olwen Clark. Her father Leslie coined her first name, jokingly alleging it was a combination of the names of two former girlfriends, Pet and Ulla. As a child, she sang in the chapel choir and showed a talent for mimicry, frequently impersonating Vera Lynn, Carmen Miranda, and Sophie Tucker for the amusement of family and friends. Her father introduced her to theatre when he took her to see Flora Robson in a 1938 production of Mary Tudor; she later recalled that after the performance "I made up my mind then and there I was going to be an actress . . . I wanted to be Ingrid Bergman more than anything else in the world." However, her first public performances were as a singer, performing with an orchestra in the entrance hall of Bentalls Department Store in Kingston upon Thames for a tin of toffee and a gold wristwatch, in 1939.

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