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On this day: February 11

POSTED: 09:59 PM PST Feb 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 10, 2014 

America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.

OTD February 11 - Gene Vincent
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Rockabilly Hall of Fame

1935: Gene Vincent, who pioneered the styles of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly and is best remembered for his 1956 top 10 hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula," is born Vincent Eugene Craddock in Norfolk, Va. Vincent, who is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, died at age 36 on Oct. 12, 1971, from a ruptured stomach ulcer while visiting his father in California.

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