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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
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Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett dead at 67

Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett dead at 67

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Singer Estelle Bennett, one of the original members of the 1960s girl group the Ronettes, has died at the age of 67, said her sister, Ronnie Spector.

Springsteen surprises benefit crowd

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- The audience at a New York benefit for young musicians went home with an unexpected memory when rocker Bruce Springsteen gave a surprise performance.

R.E.M. salutes entire Rock Hall class

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- The gracious salute by R.E.M to other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees at a New York ceremony was typical of the good vibes all around.

Victim in Phil Spector shooting identified

ALHAMBRA, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Police have identified the woman who was shot and killed Monday at the Alhambra home of record producer Phil Spector as Lana Clarkson, 40, of Los Angeles.

Producer Phil Spector free on bond

ALHAMBRA, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Producer Phil Spector, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was charged with murder Monday after a shooting at his home in Alhambra, near Los Angeles. Police said the 62-year-old Spector was being held on $1 million bail in the shooting death of an

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COLIN FARRELL FILM ON HOLD DUE TO DC SNIPER
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

Eminem opened up to Vibe magazine in a cover story titled "The Zen of Eminem" that covered his debt to the late rapper Tupac Shakur, anger management and his relationship with his daughter Hailie.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Last Friday the Rolling Stones demonstrated why they are called "the world's greatest rock band" with a fired-up show that had Chicago's Comiskey Park shaking on its foundations.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late guitar maker Leo Fender, who was born in 1909; country's Jimmy Dean and Eddie Fisher, both in 1928 (age 74); Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers in 1940 (age 62); Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson in 1947 (age 55);
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music for Aug. 10-16.
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late Howlin' Wolf, whose real name was Chester Burnett, born in 1910; the late Judy Garland in 1922; Shirley Alston of the Shirelles in 1941 (age 61); Wizzard bassist Rick Price in 1944 (age 58); Procol Harum keyboard
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Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 8 through June 14.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's highs and lows

HOMER ROCKS AGAIN
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Ronnie Spector
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Ronnie Spector (born Veronica Yvette Bennett on 10 August 1943 in New York, New York) is an American musician, and was the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes. She is known as the "original bad girl of rock and roll."

From a young age, Bennett took to singing, encouraged by her large, close family. The other members of the Ronettes, Ronnie's sister Estelle Bennett (1941-2009) and cousin Nedra Talley, were also encouraged to sing by their family. The Ronettes were a multiracial group, which was unusual during the 1960s. The Bennetts' mother was African-American and Native American; their father was Irish. In her autobiography, Ronnie Spector said that at one point in her childhood, she was not sure if she was black or white.

Bennett was married to Phil Spector from 1968 to 1974, and took his name professionally. They adopted three children. Phil adopted Gary and Louis as a single parent after Ronnie left.

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