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26 Aug 1944

todayAugust 26, 2022


English guitarist Alan Parker. He had a successful career as session guitarist starting in the late 1960s, and played with David Bowie, Blue Mink, Walker Brothers, CCS and Serge Gainsbourg. Parker is also known to have owned Jimi Hendrix’s Epiphone acoustic guitar, which was given to him by Hendrix in March 1970.

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25 Aug 2009

Ted Kennedy, “liberal lion of the Senate,” dies at 77 On August 25, 2009, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 2009, dies of brain cancer at age 77 at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Kennedy, one of the longest-serving senators in American history, was a leader of the Democratic Party and a spokesman for liberal […]

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