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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Wolfman Jack, who was an ordained minister, officiated at the wedding of Beach Boys' vocalist Mike Love to Cathy Martinez in 1981. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Radio stations in Boston refused to play The Everly Brothers "Wake Up Little Susie" because of its supposedly suggestive lyrics which tell the tale of two teenagers who fall asleep at a drive-in movie. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The first draft of Jan And Dean's 1963 hit, "Surf City", was written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys with the working title "Goody Connie Won't You Come Back Home". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1963, Elvis begins filming the movie Viva Las Vegas with Ann-Margaret. When the wedding scene was filmed, many tabloid magazines published still photos and suggested that Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret really had gotten married. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1968 Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" is released in the US. A line from the song which includes the words "heavy metal thunder" is often credited with popularizing a new term for loud, guitar dominated music. RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: While the group members searched for an appropriate name, guitarist Peter Banks suggested they called their group Yes, a very short and positive word. The others agreed that the name was not meant to be permanent, but just a temporary solution. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The US music show Your Hit Parade premiered on NBC-TV in 1935. It moved to CBS in 1958 but was canceled the following year, unable to cope with the rising popularity of Rock 'n' Roll. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1995 the Grateful Dead performed their final concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago’s Soldier Field. #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: 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