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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1964, Capitol Records released four Beatles albums in America, "Meet The Beatles", "The Beatles Second Album", "Beatles '65" and "Something New", all without consulting the band or Brian Epstein about cover art, song selection or album title. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Turtles' rhythm guitarist Jim Tucker quit the band in 1967 after his musical hero John Lennon publicly berated him in a drunkenly tirade for trying to be just like The Beatles. In March of that year, The Turtles "Happy Together" had knocked The Beatles "Penny Lane" out of Billboard's top spot. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On the day Elvis was buried, over 3,000 orders of flowers covered the front lawn of Graceland. It took over four hours to move them all to Forest Hill cemetary for the funeral. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1963, The Isley Brothers hired a new kid to play lead guitar for them at a rate of $30 per night. This young man's name was Jimi Hendrix. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In contrast to The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", which took 129 days to record, Paul McCartney's first album with Wings, "Wild Life", was recorded in just over a week, with five of the eight tracks being first takes. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Peter Frampton was the lead guitar player on Frankie Valli's 1978 hit, "Grease". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton, and Rory Gallagher all have something in common. They are three of the candidates who didn't get past the jamming phase in their unsuccessful bid to replace The Rolling Stone's Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood, of course, won the gig. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day James Brown, Bill Haley, Ike Turner and B.B. King all started their music careers as disc jockeys. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Keith Richards has often said that he came up with the guitar riff and some of the lyrics for the song "Satisfaction" in his sleep. #RockTrivia