On this day in 1925, The Grand Ole Opry, one of the longest-lived and most popular showcases for country-western music, began broadcasting live from Nashville, Tennessee. The showcase was originally named the Barn Dance, after a Chicago radio program called the National Barn Dance that had begun broadcasting the previous year. On this day in 1582, William Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway, 26, paid a 40-pound bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon. Six months later, Anne gave birth to their daughter, Susanna, and two years later, to twins. And for those not so old to remember the early-60s girl-group explosion, on this day in 1964, the Shangri-Las scored their first and only #1 hit with the famously melodramatic epic “Leader of the Pack.” Vroom, vroom.
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|All 10||You are definitely the leader of this pack|
|7-9||You're close to being a top hit|
|4-6||Sure, go to Nashville, but get a day job there|
|2-3||You are simple to be, and we won't ask a question|
|0-1||You are simply NOT to be, and there is no question|
Intro text: history.com
Definitions: Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary