On this day: October 10

Published On: Oct 09 2012 05:58:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Solomon Burke
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2010: Singer-songwriter and preacher Solomon Burke, one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s, dies at age 70 at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, while on a plane from Los Angeles that had just landed. Over his 55-year career, Burke had 35 singles that charted in the U.S., including hits like "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Got to Get You Off My Mind," "Down in the Valley" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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