On this day: October 10

Published: Oct 09 2012 06:58:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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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