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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1968, Eric Clapton records the guitar solo for the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", becoming the first non-Beatle to appear on one of their recordings. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On June 7th, 1979, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service charged Chuck Berry with three counts of tax evasion. Just hours later, he performed at a concert for President Jimmy Carter on the front lawn of the White House. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1990, Andrew Gold, who wrote "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You For Being A Friend", appeared with four of his family members on the game show Family Feud. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 2010, Mike Edwards, a founding member of The Electric Light Orchestra was killed while driving in southwest England when a 600-kilogram bale of hay rolled down a field and crushed his van. The 62-year-old cellist died instantly. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1994, 42 year-old John Mellencamp confirms he recently had a mild heart attack brought on by an 80-cigarettes-per-day habit and a cholesterol level of 300. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Little Richard's father, Charles "Bud" Penniman was both a church deacon and a nightclub owner who sold bootlegged moonshine on the side. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Although the 1970 hit "Spirit in the Sky" has a clear Christian theme, its writer, Norman Greenbaum, was actually Jewish. #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

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Reality TV star Kelly Osbourne told the press that her father Ozzy was once banned from her school in England after passing wind and falling asleep in the middle of a parent / teacher interview. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Hank Ballard And The Midnighters made music history in September, 1960 when they became the first group to have three songs in the U.S. Hot 100 at the same time, "Finger Poppin' Time", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" and "The Twist". #RockTrivia