On this day: June 11

Published On: Jun 09 2013 01:41:01 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 11 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sir Barton becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown, George Wallace blocks the door at the University of Alabama, John Wayne dies, and the swine flu is declared a global pandemic, all on this day.

OTD June 11 - Wild Cherry
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Epic Records

1976: Wild Cherry's funk rock song "Play That Funky Music" is released. The single hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Sept. 18, 1976, and also topped the Hot Soul Singles chart.

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