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Cause of pressure loss on WestJet flight investigated

RAPID CITY, S.D., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- WestJet Airlines said it was investigating a loss of cabin pressure that forced one of its planes to make an emergency landing in South Dakota this weekend.

Airlines pinch legroom in coach

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. airline JetBlue and Canadian carrier WestJet said they are shaving legroom out of coach seating sections and adding it to the pricier business section.

Ex-Nigerian governor sentenced to 13 years

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- A London judge sentenced a former Nigerian state governor Tuesday to 13 years in prison for laundering millions of dollars in Nigerian public funds.

Works of music journalist Palmer collected

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The works of the late U.S. music journalist Robert Palmer, best known for his books on the blues, are out in anthology form, the editor behind the book said.

Locals blame wind turbine damage on UFO

LINCOLN, England, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Residents of a British town said a wind turbine that lost one of its 65-foot-long blades was hit by what appeared to be a UFO.

Rock singer Robert Palmer dies

PARIS, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- British rock singer Robert Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris early Friday. He was 54.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 64); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 59); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 58); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 57); Hot Chocolate guitaris
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer-bandleader Ben Pollack was born this day in Chicago in 1903. He was considered the father of big band swing, but never enjoyed even a fraction of the success of proteges Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby and Harry James who each spent time i
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Today is June 22nd.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

CHER What Cher says will be the last tour of her career kicks off June 14 in Toronto. "Living Proof -- The Farewell Tour" will stop in more than 50 cities across North America.
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 19) Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 58); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 57); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 56); Hot Choco
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 19) Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 58); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 57); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 56); Hot Chocolat
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Robert Franklin Palmer Jr. (June 19, 1945 – November 20, 1997) was a 20th century American writer, musicologist, clarinetist, saxophonist, and blues producer. Robert Palmer is best known for books he authored such as Deep Blues, his music journalism articles for The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine, his work producing blues recordings and the soundtrack to the film Deep Blues, and his clarinet work in the 1960s band The Insect Trust. A collection of his work, titled "Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer" and edited by Anthony DeCurtis, will be published by Scribner on November 10, 2009.

Palmer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of a musician and school teacher, Robert Palmer Sr. A civil rights and peace activist with SNCC in the 1960s, the younger Palmer graduated from Little Rock University (later called the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)) in 1964. Soon afterwards he and fellow musicians Nancy Jeffries, Bill Barth, and Luke Faust formed a psychedelic music group blending jazz, folk, and blues with rock and roll, called The Insect Trust. The band recorded its first, self-titled album on Capitol Records in 1968. He continued playing clarinet and saxophone from time to time in local bands in areas he lived throughout the rest of his life.

In the early 1970s, Palmer became a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. He became the first full-time rock writer for The New York Times a few years later, serving as chief pop music critic at the newspaper from 1976 to 1988.

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