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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 In 2009, Buddy Holly's widow, Maria Elena Holly Santiago, told MassLive.com that she liked Don McLean's song "American Pie", but disagreed with its central premise. "Buddy may not be here, but the music has not died," she said. "It is still alive and well." #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

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 On this day in 1997, ZZ Top, James Brown & the Blues Brothers performed the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Some proponents of the "Elvis Is Alive" theory maintain that when a document examiner analyzed the handwriting on Elvis Presley's death certificate, he found that it matches the handwriting of Elvis himself. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar, who taught George Harrison to play the instrument, is the father of nine time Grammy winner Norah Jones. Shankar was 59 years old when she was born. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Peter, Paul And Mary's 1969 hit, "Leaving On A Jet Plane", was written by John Denver and originally recorded by him as an album cut with the title "Babe, I Hate To Go". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Dick Clark's wife suggested that Ernest Evans change his name to "Chubby Checker" as a parody of "Fats Domino". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When James Brown was in a recording studio, he insisted that his band, The Famous Flames, wear their stage uniforms so that they looked professional at all times. #RockTrivia