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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 8, the 129th day of 2004 with 237 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2003.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include T-Bone Walker, who was born in 1910; Papa John Creach, who toured with Jefferson Starship, in 1917; Gladys Knight in 1944 (age 59); John Fogerty, co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival, in 1945 (age 58); Steve Strange, whose
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

UPI's weekly Today in Music package for May 24-30.
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Country Music News

Rick Nelson born in Teaneck, N.J., 1940. Jack Blanchard born in Buffalo, N.Y., 1942.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 8, the 128th day of 2003 with 237 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include cornetist and bandleader Red Nichols in 1905; Rick Nelson in 1940; Toni Tennille of the Captain and Tennille, and bassist Paul "Sam" Samwell-Smith of the Yardbirds and, later, Renaissance, both in 1943 (age 60)...
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 3-9.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Johnny Tillotson, who was born in 1939 (age 64); Jimmy Winston of Small Faces in 1945 (age 58); keyboardist Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad in 1948 (age 55); and Luther Vandross in 1951 (age 52).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include DJ Wolfman Jack, who was born Robert Smith in 1939; Richie Havens in 1941 (age 62); Mac Davis and War's Edwin Starr, both in 1942 (age 61); Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bassist Jim Ibbotson in 1947 (age 56); Billy Ocean in 1950 (age 53
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2002.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

With the expiration of the Panama Canal Treaty of 1979, the Republic of Panama assumed full control of the Panama Canal on this date in 1999. The U.S. Panama Canal Commission ceased to exist.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Rex Allen, the "Arizona Cowboy," who was born in 1924 (age 78); folksinger Odetta in 1930 (age 72); Police guitarist Andy Summers in 1942 (age 60); the late John Denver in 1943; original Kinks bassist Peter Quaife, also in 1943 (
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Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), better known as Ricky Nelson or Rick Nelson, was an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor. He placed fifty-three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973, including "Poor Little Fool", which happens to be the first No. 1 on the chart and nineteen other top-ten hits, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987.

Nelson began his entertainment career in 1949 playing himself in the radio sitcom series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and, in 1952, appeared in his first feature film, Here Come the Nelsons. In 1957, he recorded his first single, debuted as a singer on the television version of the sitcom, and recorded a number one album, Ricky. In 1958, Nelson recorded his first number one single, "Poor Little Fool", and, in 1959, received a Golden Globe Most Promising Male Newcomer nomination after starring in the western film, Rio Bravo. A few films followed, and, when the television series was cancelled in 1966, Nelson made occasional appearances as a guest star on various television programs.

Nelson and Sharon Kristin Harmon were married on April 20, 1963, and divorced in December 1982. They had four children: Tracy Kristine, twin sons Gunnar Eric and Matthew Gray, and Sam Hilliard. On February 14, 1981, a son (Eric Crewe) was born to Nelson and Georgeann Crewe. A blood test in 1985 confirmed Nelson was the child's father. Nelson was engaged to Helen Blair at the time of his death in an airplane crash on December 31, 1985.

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