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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley had a juke box in a pavilion near his Graceland swimming pool that contained records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones and many others. None of his own songs were ever included in the collection. #RockTrivia #ElvisPresley #JerryLeeLewis #TomJones #SammyDavisJr

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The off-duty policeman whose car struck and killed John Lennon's mother, Julia, later became a postman. One of his assigned routes took him to the Forthlin Road home of Paul McCartney, where he dropped the mail while Paul and an unsuspecting John practiced their guitars. #RockTrivia #JohnLennon #TheBeatles

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The title of the Hollies 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" was first used as the title of a column in Kiwanis Magazine, published by Roe Fulkerson in 1924. #RockTrivia #TheHollies

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd took their name as a jab at a physical-education teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, Leonard Skinner, who was notorious for strictly enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair. #RockTrivia #Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bobby Fuller, who enjoyed a hit with "I Fought The Law" in 1965, died in his car, which was parked in front of the apartment building where Sonny Curtis, the writer of "I Fought The Law", used to live. #RockTrivia #TheClash #HankWilliamsJr #DeadKennedys #GreenDay

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In early 1967, Elvis Presley bought a 163 acre Mississippi ranch he dubbed The Circle G for $300,000. One of the horses he bought for the ranch was a mare that he named after William B. Ingram, who was the mayor of Memphis at the time. He called her Mare Ingram. #RockTrivia #Elvis #ElvisPresley

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" has been recorded by over 900 other artists. Co-writer Keith Reid told the website www.songfacts.com that he came up with the title after overhearing someone at a party saying to a woman, "You've turned a whiter shade of pale." #RockTrivia #ProcolHarum

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: After reading an article about a college student who took off his clothes and ran through a crowd, Ray Stevens thought it was a great idea for a song. By the time "The Streak" cracked the Billboard chart in April, 1974, there were already fifteen other songs about streaking, with another forty to follow. #RockTrivia #RayStevens #Streaking

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: To help launch the new Beatles' recording company, Apple Records, the firm encouraged new acts to send in their audition tapes. They signed Bad Finger, Mary Hopkin and a host of others, but turned down the up-and-coming David Bowie. #RockTrivia #DavidBowie #TheBeatles

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On April 18th, 2004, a 20 year old American R&B singer calling himself Eamon (Eamon Jonathan Doyle) released a song called "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)". It would go on to become the first song with an expletive in its title to reach the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. #RockTrivia #BillboardHot100