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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 On Feb. 11, 1967, The Monkees set a new record when their second album, 'More Of The Monkees' jumped from No.122 to the top of the album chart. It displaced the band's debut album on the Billboard 200 chart and remained at No.1 for 18 weeks. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In August, 1984, Ray Parker Jr. asked "Who you gonna call?" on his #1 hit "Ghostbusters". Huey Lewis heard the song and answered, "A lawyer." Lewis sued Parker for plagiarism for copying his song "I Want a New Drug". The two eventually settled out of court. #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 only group to have their one and only album go to #1 on the Billboard charts is Blind Faith. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Several of the major forces in the world of Rock 'n' Roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Engelbert Humperdinck in the late '60s, '70's and '80s. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The first man to have a guitar amplifier that went up to "11", Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel is celebrating his 69th birthday today. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chubby Checker believes his 1960 #1 hit, "The Twist", written by Hank Ballard, was never about dancing, but about sex, saying "It was probably the dirtiest song that was recorded." #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 shortest record to reach the Billboard Top 40 was "Some Kind-A Earthquake" by Duane Eddy. This seldom heard instrumental, which is only one minute, seventeen seconds long, reached #37 in 1959. #RockTrivia