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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Ray Sawyer, vocalist for Dr. Hook, wears an eye patch because he lost an eye in an auto accident. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The last song Janis Joplin recorded before her death was "Happy Trails", the theme song to The Roy Rogers Show, as a birthday greeting for John Lennon. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When The Beatles played the Las Vegas Convention Center in 1964, some 8,500 fans paid just $4 each for tickets. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chubby Checker believes his 1960 #1 hit, "The Twist", written by Hank Ballard, was never about dancing, but about sex, saying "It was probably the dirtiest song that was recorded." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day We are sure many of you remember when The Beatles first came to the US, but how many of you remember that on the day they arrived, ice cream maker Baskin-Robbins released a flavor of ice cream called "Beatle-Nut"? #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Elvis' 1968 "comeback special" helped restore his popularity. Yet to get Presley to agree to it, producer Steve Binder had to first convince him that he wasn't The King anymore by taking him down to Sunset Boulevard to see if he'd get mobbed. He didn't. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1957 Bill Haley & His Comets began their tour of the U.K. as the first American rock star to tour the U.K. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Three songs on The Beach Boys' album "20/20" have connections to murder. "Never Learn Not To Love", although credited to Dennis Wilson, was actually a re-worked version of a song written by Charles Manson called "Cease To Exist". "Cotton Fields" was written by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, who was convicted of murdering a family member in 1918. "I Can Hear Music" was co-written by Phil Spector, who was handed a life sentence for killing actress Lana Clarkson on February 3rd, 2003. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Just 3 percent of all of the songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 have led for 10 weeks or more. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chuck Berry once punched Keith Richards in the face while leaving a nightclub in 1981. #RockTrivia