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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

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Country icon Porter Wagoner dies at 80

NASHVILLE, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Country music icon Porter Wagoner has died in Tennessee at 80, days after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Music legend Porter Wagoner in hospice

NASHVILLE, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Country music legend Porter Wagoner transferred to hospice care following admission to a hospital earlier this month for lung cancer, WSMV-TV, Nashville, says.

Dolly Parton: Wagoner 'in good spirits'

NASHVILLE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Porter Wagoner, the country music great who introduced Dolly Parton to the world, was said to be ill but "in good spirits" in a Tennessee hospital.

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Country legend comes back with new album

NASHVILLE, June 5 (UPI) -- Nashville country music legend Porter Wagoner finds himself making a kind of comeback on his new album.

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Porter Wayne Wagoner (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) was a popular American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. He introduced a young Dolly Parton on his long-running television show, and they were a well-known duet team throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. Wagoner charted 81 singles and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Wagoner's first band, The Blue Ridge Boys, performed on radio station KWPM-AM from a butcher shop in his native West Plains, Missouri where Wagoner cut meat. His big break came in 1951, when he was hired by "Si" Siman as a performer on KWTO-AM in Springfield, Missouri. This led to a contract with RCA Records.

With lagging sales, Wagoner and his trio played schoolhouses for the gate proceeds; but in 1953, his song "Trademark" became a hit for Carl Smith, followed by a few hits of his own on RCA. He was a featured performer on ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee in Springfield, Missouri, and then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1957.

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