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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

UPI's weekly Today in Music package for May 24-30.
By United Press International

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It goes without saying, 2002 was not the easiest, emotionally, for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. She lost her much-loved mother, the Queen Mum, and her sister Princess Margaret during the past 12 months. On the positive side, she celebrated her Golden Jub
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include actor/singer Tommy Steele, who was born in 1936 (age 66); Art Neville, one of the Neville Brothers, in 1937 (age 65); the late Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations was born in 1939; the late Paul Butterfield was born in 1942; Raspb
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 14-20.
By United Press International

1930s fashions inspires exhibit

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The fashions of Paris-based society hedonists who danced with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to the brink of World War II are the subject of a fascinating exhi
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Al Jolsen, who was born in 1886; Peggy Lee in 1920 (age 81); Miles Davis in 1926; Band drummer Levon Helm in 1943 (age 58); Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist for Mott the Hoople, in 1944 (age 57); the Guess Who's drummer Gerry P
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, May 25 through May 31.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Cancer docs: Stick with tamoxifen

ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 (UPI) -- Doctors reported Sunday that tamoxifen, the tried-and-true drug used to prevent breast cancer recurrence, still should be considered treatment of choice -- desp
ED SUSMAN, UPI Science News

Feature: Queen Mum's lessons for long life

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- How can you live to be 100? Take a lesson from someone who pulled off the trick, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of Britain who will be buried Tuesday after fi
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is March 1. Bandleader Glenn Miller was born this day in 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa. While attending the University of Colorado, he flunked his music courses.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

People

WOODY GUTHRIE TO BE HONORED WITH MUSEUM
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

People

ROYAL FAMILY IN MOURNING FOR MARGARET
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

John Koch: Salon painter par excellence

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- John and Dora Koch were one of the golden couples of New York in the years just after World War II, reigning over a living room salon that attracted artists, mu
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 17)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 17)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Princess Margaret
Photographer Antony Amstrong-Jones and Princess Margaret wave to the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham palace after their wedding here on May 6, 1960. Looking in awe at left is one of the ceremony's bridesmaids. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (Margaret Rose; 21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002) was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II and the younger daughter of King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth.

Margaret spent much of her childhood years in the company of her older sister and parents. Her life changed dramatically in 1936, when her paternal uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated to marry the divorced American Wallis Simpson. Margaret's father became King in Edward's place, and her older sister became heiress presumptive with Margaret second in line to the throne. During World War II, the two sisters stayed at Windsor Castle, despite government pressure to evacuate to Canada. During the war years, Margaret was not expected to perform any public or official duties, and instead continued her education. After the war, she fell in love with a divorced older man, Group Captain Peter Townsend, her father's equerry. Her father died at around the same time, and her sister became Queen. Many in the government felt that Townsend was an unsuitable husband for the Queen's sister, and the Church of England refused to countenance the marriage. Under pressure, Margaret chose to abandon her plans, and instead accepted the proposal of the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was created Earl of Snowdon by Elizabeth II. The marriage, despite an auspicious start, soon became unhappy; the couple divorced in 1978.

Margaret was often viewed as a controversial member of the Royal Family. Her divorce earned her negative publicity, and she was romantically linked with several men. Her health gradually deteriorated in the final two decades of her life; a heavy smoker all her adult life, she had a lung operation in 1985, a bout of pneumonia in 1993, and at least three strokes between 1998 and 2001. Margaret died at King Edward VII Hospital, London on 9 February 2002. After a private funeral, her body was cremated. Two months later, after the death of her mother, Margaret's ashes were interred beside the bodies of her parents in the George VI Memorial Chapel at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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