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DOLLY PARTON 74 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Dolly Rebecca Parton

Country singer Dolly Parton released twenty-six #1 Billboard hits,
including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." She grew
up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin in
Appalachia,
Tennessee and learned to sing at church. Dolly Parton
received the nickname The Queen of Country Music after releasing
more #1 hits than any other country singer in U.S. history.

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In 2018, Dolly Parton added two more honors to her already-
illustrious, decades-long career as she was recognized by
Guinness World Records.

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‘’THE KING’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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Young Elvis poses for a 1937 family portrait with his parents Vernon
Presley and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
("THE FINAL SHOW" 26th June 1977 – INDIANAPOLIS)


Known as "The King of Rock n’ Roll," he rose to prominence in
the late 1950s, becoming a legendary presence in cultural history
and the best-selling solo artist in the history of pop. He released
such #1 singles as "
Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Stuck
on You
." 

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THE QUEEN OF ROCK & ROLL IS 80 TODAY

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Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock)

Tina Turner released the single "Proud Mary" in 1971 and has received
eleven Grammy Awards, collaborating with many other popular artists.

She picked cotton with her parents as sharecroppers, and moved in with
her great-aunt after her parents divorced in 1978. She worked as a nurse’s
aide and began dreaming of becoming a nurse.

She went on a fiftieth anniversary tour in 2008, and broke the record for
solo artist concert ticket sales.

Tina Turner

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Country singer Willie Hugh Nelson is 86 today.

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MEMBER OF MUSIC DUO HAS DIED AT 76

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Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon. 

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Daryl Frank Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019)

(AP) – Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of pop band The Captain
and Tennille, has died.

Dragon passed away on Wednesday of renal failure at a hospice in
Prescott, Arizona, according to spokesman Harlan Boll. Toni Tennille, 
Dragon’s ex-wife and longtime musical partner, was by his side.

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