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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 2008, the iconic bass drum skin used on the front cover of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" sold at auction for over $900,000. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Question: Which flamboyant rocker swapped autographs and soccer chat with Lech Walesa in '84? Answer: Elton John #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Question: Whose '53 recording of, "Crazy Man", became the first rock n' roll song to hit the charts? Answer: Bill Haley and the Comets #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1966 The Beatles held a press conference at the Astor Towers Hotel in Chicago where John Lennon apologized for his remarks that The Beatles were "more popular than Jesus now." The US media mis-quoted Lennon and rallies were held all over the country to smash and burn Beatle records. Lennon said later that he was trying to say, "The way they (some fans) carry on, it's like we're more popular than Jesus Christ." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The cover art for the album "America's Greatest Hits" was created by a graphics designer by the name of Phil Hartman, the same funny-man who later appeared on Saturday Night Live, and then News Radio, before he was murdered by his wife in 1998. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Which former Beatle was the first to record in Nashville? Answer: Ringo Starr #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Question: What, amazingly enough, increased with rumors of Paul McCartney's death? Answer: Record sales #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Knack's lead vocalist, Doug Fieger, is the older brother of famed attorney Jeffrey Fieger, who defended doctor-assisted suicide advocate, Dr. Jack Kervorkian.

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day David Rose, who had a Billboard #1 hit in 1962 with an instrumental called "The Stripper", also wrote the theme for the TV show Little House On The Prairie. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chip Taylor is the stage name of songwriter James Voight, brother of actor Jon Voight and uncle of actress Angelina Jolie and wrote The Troggs' hit "Wild Thing".