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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 17, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 17, 2007

British camp fulfills rock fantasies

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Rock wannabes have a chance to learn from and jam with some of the world's best known rockers in Britain's inaugural Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp.

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Today is Monday, July 17, the 198th day of 2006 with 167 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 17, the 198th day of 2005 with 167 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, July 17, the 199th day of 2004 with 167 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 17, the 198th day of 2003 with 167 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

"To Whom it May Concern," the debut album from Lisa Marie Presley, entered the Billboard album charts at No. 5, selling more than 140,000 copies in its first week and making it one of the year's highest debuts.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

MTV celebrates the 21st anniversary of its launch as a national cable system and with it music videos have come of age.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include pianist/comedian Stan Freeman, who was born in 1920 (age 83); Doris Day in 1924 (age 79); Jan Berry of Jan and Dean in 1941 (age 62); entertainer Wayne Newton in 1942 (age 61); Richard Manuel of The Band was born in 1944; Tony Or
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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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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 28-Jan. 3.
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Spencer David Nelson Davis (born 17 July 1939) is a Welsh musician and multi-instrumentalist, and the founder of the 1960s rock band, the Spencer Davis Group.

Davis was born in Swansea, Wales. His father served as a paratrooper. Influenced by his Uncle Herman's mandolin playing, Spencer Davis began learning to play harmonica and accordion at the age of six. He then attended Dynevor Grammar School where he passed seven GCE O-level examinations. He moved to London when he was sixteen and began working in the Civil Service as a clerical officer at the Post Office Savings Bank in Hammersmith and for HM Customs and Excise. He then went back to his old school to study for A-levels in languages becoming Head Boy in 1959. In 1960 he moved to Birmingham, England to read German at the University of Birmingham. In music circles, Davis was later known as "Professor".

His early musical influences were skiffle, jazz, and blues, the mainstays of popular music in the early 1960s. Influential artists include Big Bill Broonzy, Huddy Ledbetter, Buddy Holly, Davey Graham, John Martyn, Alexis Korner and Long John Baldry. By sixteen, Davis was hooked on the guitar and the American rhythm and blues music making its way across the Atlantic. With few opportunities to hear R&B in Wales, Davis sought out any performance that came to town. When he heard a Dixieland band perform a skiffle version of the R&B song "John Henry", Davis formed a band called The Saints with Bill Perks, who later changed his name to Bill Wyman.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Spencer Davis."
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