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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Chuck Berry originally wanted to be a professional photographer and started singing and playing in a band to buy cameras and photography equipment. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The inspiration for the line "I read the news today, oh boy, four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire" in The Beatles' song "A Day In The Life" came to John Lennon after he read a newspaper article about a plan to fill 4,000 potholes in the roads of the Northwestern English town of Blackburn. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: During his "Wall of Sound" days, Phil Spector's practice was to put an instrumental on the B side of a 45 to keep disc jockeys from flipping the record over and taking attention from the A side. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The backup vocal group on Paul Simon's, "Slip Slidin Away", was The Oak Ridge Boys. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Pete Townshend accidentally broke the neck of his guitar at a low-ceilinged venue and the audience enjoyed it so much it became a regular part of the act. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Roy Orbison's million selling, #2 hit, "Only The Lonely" was rejected by both Elvis Presley and The Everly Brothers. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Vocalist Peter Kraemer of Sopwith Camel had actually suggested the name "Sopwith Camel" for another newly formed group, but they passed on it and decided on Big Brother and The Holding Company. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Although some Eagles fans insist that the band's name is simply Eagles, guitarist Don Felder told TV's Night Talk in 2009, the band's name is The Eagles. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: One of Elvis Presley's first jobs was at a factory assembly line for the Precision Tool Company in Memphis, where he operated a drill press. His weekly take home pay was $27.00 for working from 7:00am to 3:30pm, five days a week. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will not allow anyone to refer to him as Steve. #RockTrivia