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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day British singer Harry Webb changed his stage name to Cliff Richard in the early 1950s. "Cliff" sounded like the face of a cliff, which suggested Rock. "Richard" was chosen to honor his musical hero, Little Richard. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival had never been to Mississippi when he wrote "Proud Mary" or Louisiana when he penned "Born On The Bayou". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Because of its teen suicide theme, Dickey Lee's "Patches" was banned by a number of US radio stations. It still managed to sell over one million copies and rose to #6 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1962. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1964, The Beatles recorded “Eight Days a Week” in 13 takes at EMI Studios in London. It was the first time Lennon & McCartney went into the studio with an incomplete song & then finished it during the recording process. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1958, the Esso Research Center reported that "tuning in rock & roll music on a car radio can cost a motorist money, because the rhythm can cause a driver to unconsciously jiggle the gas pedal, thus wasting fuel." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Lemon Pipers, who reached #1 in the US in 1968 with "Green Tambourine", first gained notoriety by reaching the finals in the Ohio Battle Of The Bands in 1967, losing out to The James Gang. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1978 Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When Elvis bought Graceland for he and his parents to live in, he said he wanted to create "the most beautiful bedroom in Memphis" for his mother. Gladys, however had other priorities. She wanted to add a chicken coop and a hog pen. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Lemon Pipers, who reached #1 in the US in 1968 with "Green Tambourine", first gained notoriety by reaching the finals in the Ohio Battle Of The Bands in 1967, losing out to The James Gang. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The epitaph on Sonny Bono's headstone reads: "And The Beat Goes On". #RockTrivia