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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

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Despite selling hundreds of thousands of copies of the 1970, Billboard #22 hit, "God, Love And Rock And Roll", Teegarden And Van Winkle's drummer David Teegarden said the biggest royalty check he ever received was for 4 dollars, with some as low as 5 cents. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Beatles couldn’t hear themselves playing over the sounds of the screaming fans at all their shows in the United States. The sound system technology of the time couldn’t support anything louder, and multiple attempts at getting the crowd to relax and be quiet didn’t work, so they stopped playing shows. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Willie Nelson has often stated that the original working lyric to his 1961 composition "Crazy", was "Stupid." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Before he was convicted of murder, Charles Manson befriended Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson, who convinced the rest of the band to record a Manson composition called "Cease To Exist". The title was changed to "Never Learn Not To Love" and was released as the "B" side of the single "Bluebirds Over The Mountain", which eventually climbed to number 61 in early 1969, giving Manson a hit record on Billboard's Hot 100. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Some of our founding fathers of rock on this MLK day: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, and Buddy Miles. Just to name a few. Who did I leave out? #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day ‘N Sync’s “I’ll Never Stop” is the best-selling cassette single of 2009, 2010, and 2011, selling 24 copies, 13 copies, and 11 copies respectively. #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