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Today in music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Alan Freed, who was born in 1922. It was Freed who (according to legend) coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll." Cindy Birdsong, who sang with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells as well as the Supremes, was born in 1939 (age 63); drummer
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Charlie Rich, who was born in 1932; Them keyboardist Jackie McCauley and Dawn's Joyce Wilson, both in 1946 (age 56); Cliff Williams of AC-DC in 1949 (age 53); Mike Scott of The Waterboys in 1958 (age 44).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 14-20.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, who was born in 1926; David Gates of Bread in 1940 (age 62); Brenda Lee, and Booker Jones of Booker T and the MGs, both in 1944 (age 58); XTC's Andy Partridge in 1953 (age 49); Jermaine Ja
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A Blast from the Past

Former Beatle John Lennon, 40, was shot to death outside the New York City apartment building where he lived with his wife, Yoko Ono on this date in 1980. A 25-year-old mental patient and Beatles fan named Mark David Chapman was arrested in the slaying, a
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 7-13.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 2-8.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Percy Sledge, who was born in 1941 (age 61); Electric Light Orchestra's Bev Bevan in 1946 (age 56); and Amy Grant in 1960 (age 42).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 23-29.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include C.W. McCall, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Clyde McPhatter of the Dominoes, and also The Drifters, in 1931; Petula Clark in 1932 (age 70); Annifrid "Frida" Anderson of ABBA in 1945 (age 57); former Heart bassist Steve Fossen in
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Charlie Daniels, who was born in 1936 (age 66); Hank Marvin, lead guitarist with The Shadows, in 1941 (age 61); Wayne Fontana in 1945 (age 58); singer-turned-actress Telma Hopkins of Dawn, and Black Oak Arkansas' Ricky
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 26-Nov. 1.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, who was born in 1930; former Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman in 1936 or, possibly, 1941 (age 66 or 61); Starland Vocal Band's Taffy Danoff and Ted Templeman of Harpers Bizarre, both in 1944 (age
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country music pioneer Grandpa (Louis Marshall) Jones in 1913, country's Wanda Jackson, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Jay Siegel of The Tokens in 1939 (age 63), drummer Ric Lee of 10 Years After in 1945 (age 57); Larry Gonsky of
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Yoko Ono
Japanese-American artist/singer Yoko Ono performs with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band at Royal Festival Hall in London on June 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Yoko Ono (Katakana: オノ ヨーコ, Hiragana: おの ようこ「Kanji: 小野 洋子」, Ono Yōko?, born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese artist, musician, author and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon. Ono brought feminism to the forefront through her music which prefigured New Wave music (whether she was a direct influence is still debated). She is a supporter of gay rights and is known for her philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace and AIDS outreach programs.

Yoko Ono was born in 1933 to mother Isoko Ono, the great-granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda of the Yasuda banking family, and to father Yeisuke Ono, a banker and one-time classical pianist who was a descendant of an Emperor of Japan. Two weeks before she was born, her father was transferred to San Francisco by his employer, the Yokohama Specie Bank. The rest of the family followed soon after and Yoko met her father when she was two. Her younger brother Keisuke was born in December 1936. In 1937, her father was transferred back to Japan and Ono was enrolled at Tokyo's Gakushuin (also known as the Peers School), one of the most exclusive schools in Japan.

In 1940, the family moved to New York City, where Ono's father was working. In 1941, her father was transferred to Hanoi and the family returned to Japan. Ono was then enrolled in Keimei Gakuen, an exclusive Christian primary school run by the Mitsui family. She remained in Tokyo through the great fire-bombing of March 9, 1945. During the fire-bombing, she was sheltered with other members of her family in a special bunker in the Azabu district of Tokyo, far from the heavy bombing. After the bombing, Ono went to the Karuizawa mountain resort with members of her family.

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