On this day: October 10

POSTED: 03:58 PM PDT Oct 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 09, 2013 

The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations," a rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.

OTD October 10 - John Prine
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1946: Singer-songwriter John Prine, widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, is born in Maywood, Illinois. He is best known for songs such as "Illegal Smile," "Sam Stone," "Angel from Montgomery" and "Paradise," and he also co-wrote "You Never Even Called Me By My Name," which was a hit for David Allan Coe.

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