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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Roy Orbison's trademark look came about when he misplaced his regular glasses and had to rely on a pair of prescription sun-glasses. His management liked the mysterious look it gave him, and soon they were the only ones he wore. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On Dec. 31, 1961, New Years Eve, The Beatles traveled to London for an audition for Decca Records the next day, Jan. 1, 1962. They recorded about 15 songs on that one day. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Two of The Monkees, Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith shared the same birthday, and it's Dec. 30. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Van Morrison's real name is George Ivan Morrison. #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 In 1959, Even though it has no lyrics what so ever, the guitar instrumental "Rumble", by Link Wray was banned by many U.S. radio stations, who feared the title would promote teen violence. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When Elvis first played Las Vegas at the New Frontier Hotel in 1956, Colonel Tom Parker instructed his friends from Memphis to shout "There goes Elvis Presley!" when Elvis walked through the casino. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day "The Chipmunks", Alvin, Simon and Theodore, were named after executives at Liberty Records by their creator, Ross Bagdasarian, who used the stage name David Seville. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day James Brown earned his nick-name, "The Hardest Working Man In Show Business". In 1967 alone, he played to over three million fans during 350 shows and was still booked for a full tour when he died on Christmas Day, 2006 at the age of 73. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The 1969 LP "Abby Road" features the only original UK Beatles album sleeve to show neither the artist name nor the album title on its front cover. #RockTrivia