On this day: May 13

POSTED: 10:30 PM PDT May 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 12, 2016 

America declares war on Mexico, The Beatles film "Let It Be" premieres, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt, and Tipper Gore doesn't like what she hears, all on this day.

OTD May 13 - Bob Wills
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1975: Musician, songwriter, and bandleader Bob Wills, considered by many as one of the founders of Western swing along with his band the Texas Playboys, dies of pneumonia at the age of 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. He had suffered a stroke in 1973 that had left him comatose until his death. Some of Wills' biggest hits included "Cherokee Maiden," "Spanish Two Step," "Steel Guitar Rag," "San Antonio Rose" and "Faded Love."


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