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Tammy Wynette's daughters seek to have her name on crypt

NASHVILLE, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The daughters of Tammy Wynette say they have begun a public campaign to restore the country music legend's name to her crypt in a Nashville cemetery.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
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George Jones, iconic country singer, dies at 81

NASHVILLE, April 26 (UPI) -- George Jones, the iconic country music singer known by generations for his distinctive voice and phrasing, died Friday in Nashville at 81, his publicist said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2012.
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Noted drummer Harman dead at 79

NASHVILLE, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Drummer Buddy Harman, known for his rhythmic beats for singers Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, has died in Nashville at the age of 79, his daughter says.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2007.
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Finger points way to city's naming

FESTUS, Mo., April 11 (UPI) -- Finger-pointing placed Festus, Mo., on the map and in the lyrics of a country song heard in Chevrolet ads.

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Today is Friday, May 5, the 125th day of 2006 with 240 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 5, the 125th day of 2005 with 240 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 5, the 126th day of 2004 with 240 to follow.
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Ex-House leader warns against defeatism

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey told a gathering of political activists Thursday that victory in November 2004 lies in their hands.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include cornetist Joseph "King" Oliver in 1885; Irving Berlin, who was born in 1888; trombonist J.C. Higginbotham, in 1906; bandleader, singer, trumpeter Johnny "Scat" Davis, in 1910; trumpeter, bandleader Tutti Camarata, in 1913 (age 90
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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Sam Allred of the Geezinslaw Brothers born in Austin, Texas, 1934. Tammy Wynette born in Itawamba County, Miss., 1942.
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Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally as Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998), was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female vocalists.

She was known as the First Lady of Country Music, and her best-known song, "Stand by Your Man", was one of the biggest selling hit singles by a woman in the history of the country music genre. Many of Tammy Wynette's hits dealt with classic themes of loneliness, divorce and the difficulties of male-female relationships. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, she dominated the country charts, scoring 17 number one hits. Along with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, she defined the role of female country vocalists in the 1970s.

Her 1969 marriage to country singer George Jones (which would end in divorce in 1975) created a country music "couple", following the prior success of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Jones and Wynette recorded a series of duet albums and singles, which charted throughout the 1970s, concurrent to their respective solo hits.

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