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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Film argues Vicious didn't kill Spungen

LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Director Alan G. Parker says his new U.K. film "Who Killed Nancy?" makes a strong argument that punk rocker Sid Vicious didn't stab Nancy Spungen to death.
Dylan's room at famed hotel preserved

Dylan's room at famed hotel preserved

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- New York City's Buildings Department has halted renovations on the hotel room where music icon Bob Dylan stayed and wrote songs in the 1960s.
Nolan: Ledger was proud of Joker portrayal

Nolan: Ledger was proud of Joker portrayal

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan said editing "The Dark Knight" after star Heath Ledger's unexpected death was an emotional experience.

Ramones decry Dr. Martens ad

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. punk icons Ramones joined Courtney Love in decrying an international footwear company that used dead rock stars to promote its boots.

Love objects to Cobain's image in boot ad

SEATTLE, May 24 (UPI) -- A British ad using the image of the late Kurt Cobain to sell boots is "despicable" and "outrageous," said a spokesman for Courtney Love, Cobain's wife. The ad shows an angelic-looking Cobain sitting on a cloud and wearing a pair of black Dr. Marten boots

Kate Moss takes acupuncture to beat drugs

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- Supermodel Kate Moss is apparently undergoing acupuncture to help control her drug cravings, it was reported Thursday.

Ex-Sex Pistol now decries foul language

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- Former Sex Pistol and one-time foul mouth Glen Matlock now thinks it is "pathetic" when people curse for the sake of it, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

Unique choices on Brit best cover list

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" has been named best cover song ever by music critics of Britain's Daily Telegraph.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Fred Astaire and composer Dimitri Tiomkin, born in 1899; composer-conductor Max Steiner in 1888; Larry Williams, who had a 1957 hit with "Bony Moroney," in 1935. The Spinners' Henry Fambrough was born in 1938 (age 65); Danny Rap
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include child actress/singer-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple, who was born in 1928 (age 75); Roy Orbison in 1936; Ray Peterson, who had a hit single in 1960 with "Tell Laura I Love Her," in 1939 (age 64); Narada Michael Walden in 1952 (ag
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A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 2002 that a report requested by the board of directors of the troubled Enron Corporation accused top executives of forcing the company into bankruptcy. The report asserted that executives had inflated profits by almost $1 billion, e
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include bassist Skip Battin of the Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and also the Flying Burrito Brothers, who was born in 1934 (age 69); Tornados guitarist Alan Caddy and Rusty Kershaw, both in 1940 (age 63); Graham Nash, of the Hol
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Sid Vicious (born Simon John Ritchie; 10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979) was an English musician best known as the bassist of the influential punk rock group Sex Pistols.

Sid Vicious was born Simon John Ritchie in London to John and Anne Ritchie. Anne was a hippie, whereas his father was a guard at Buckingham Palace. Shortly after his birth, John Ritchie left the family. Simon ("Sid") and his mother moved to the island of Ibiza. She married Christopher Beverley in 1965 before setting up a family home back in Kent. Sid had taken his stepfather's surname and became John Beverly.

His stepfather died six months later, and by 1968 Ritchie and his mother were living in a rented flat in Tunbridge Wells where he attended Sandown Court School. In 1971 the pair moved to Hackney in East London. He also spent some time living in Somerset where he was a pupil at Clevedon Secondary Modern.

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