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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
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Wallace Seawall dead at 90

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood photographer Wallace Seawall, who snapped shots of The Harlem Globetrotters and President Lyndon B. Johnson, has died in Los Angeles at age 90.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
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Aretha Franklin announces traveling show

DETROIT, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Singer Aretha Franklin has announced that she is launching a national musical production based on "Aretha: From These Roots." The traveling production will tell the R&B and gospel singer's story of growing up in Detroit in her father's church, her trouble

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2006 with 343 to follow.
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Clay Aiken to begin Jukebox Summer Tour

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- Multi-platinum recording artist Clay Aiken is set to begin his 25-city Jukebox Summer Tour 2005 in Tom's River, N.J.

Rod Stewart announces return to R&B

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- Rocker-turned-crooner Rod Stewart says he'll turn to rhythm & blues after releasing his fourth "American Songbook" album in October.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2005 with 343 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2004 with 344 to follow.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

Lisa Marie Presley, riding high on her debut album and about to launch her first tour, is featured in a no-holds-barred Playboy interview.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Billboard.com reports Moody's Investors Service has put "Bowie Bonds" on a watchlist for possible downgrading.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music:a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include actress-singer Alice Faye in 1912; Johnnie Taylor, whose 1976 hit "Disco Lady" was the first single to be certified platinum, meaning it sold two million copies, was born in 1938; Roni Stoneman of the Stoneman Family in 1941 (age
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Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his unmatched vocal abilities and impact and influence on the modern world of music. His contribution in pioneering Soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularizing the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

Cooke had 29 top-40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1964. Major hits like "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World", and "Bring It on Home to Me" are some of his most popular songs. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the American Civil Rights Movement.

On December 11, 1964, Cooke was shot dead by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California at the age of 33. At the time, the courts ruled that Cooke was drunk and distressed, and the manager killed Cooke in what was later ruled a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been widely questioned.

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