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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley offered the press a chance to interview him in June of 1972 for a fee of $120,000. There were no takers. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Michael Jackson paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles' back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of to Sony in 1995 for $95 million. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: At one point, The Beach Boys' Mike Love, keyboard player Billy Preston, Marilyn McCoo and Ron Townsend of The Fifth Dimension and guitarist Johnny Echols of the L.A. band Love, all attended Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Kingsmen's Jack Ely once said that when the band entered the studio, their intention was to record "Louie Louie" as an instrumental, but they changed their mind at the last minute and he decided to add a vocal track. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Country singer Tanya Tucker was such a big Elvis fan, she named one of her daughters "Presley." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer assigned to document Elvis Presley's early career, recalled that he shot in black and white because Elvis' label, RCA, refused to pay for high-priced color film and processing, uncertain if Elvis was going to be worth it. His two week assignment lasted over 60 years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Milton Gabler, the producer of Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock", was an uncle by marriage to actor Billy Crystal. Billy inducted Gabler into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The group of studio musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew" were so named by drummer Hal Blaine because older, more conservative players said that these young session guys were going to "wreck the business." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: A friend once asked John Lennon what was the best lyric he ever wrote. "That's easy," replied Lennon, "All you need is love." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The very first CD available for commercial release was Billy Joel's "52nd Street", issued in Japan in 1982. The first CD pressed in the United States for commercial release was Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA". #RockTrivia