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Seattle gets Erik Bedard from Baltimore

SEATTLE, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners Friday acquired star left-hander Erik Bedard from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Adam Jones.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tennessee Ernie Ford, who was born in 1919; songwriter Boudleaux Bryant was born in 1920; Gene Ames of the Ames Brothers in 1925 (age 78); Dotty McGuire of the McGuire Sisters in 1930 (age 73); country's Razzy Bailey in 1939 (age
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 8-14.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 13) Today's birthdays include Tennessee Ernie Ford, who was born in 1919; songwriter Boudleaux Bryant was born in 1920; ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Feb. 9) Today's birthdays include Carole King, who was born in 1942 (age 60); Wishbone Ash guitarist Ted Turner in 1950 (age 52); saxophonist Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas of Kool and the Gang in 1951 (age 51); Holly Johnson, whose real first name is William,
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Tony Butler is a Birmingham based UK sports broadcaster and one of the first stars of local radio in Britain, known for a distinctive local accent and sometimes controversial style. In 2007, he was honoured by the Sony Radio Academy with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tony Butler was born in Wolverhampton on May 15 1935. He began his journalistic career in local papers in Birmingham before beginning to contribute to BBC national and regional radio in the 1960s. His strong regional accent caused problems at the staid BBC and he later recalled how he was encouraged to soften his natural accent. At one point the BBC even provided elocution lessons.

In 1974, he was hired to be the first sports editor at Birmingham's new independent (i.e. non-BBC) radio station BRMB, one of a handful of commercial stations to launch at that time. With BRMB striving to offer something different from the established BBC radio stations, Butler was encouraged to act naturally on the air, emphasising rather than hiding his accent.

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