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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When The Beach Boys album "That's Why God Made the Radio" peaked at #3 in the Summer of 2012, it became the band's first Top Ten LP of original material in 49 years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1955, Billboard Magazine published its annual disc jockey poll that named Elvis Presley as "the most promising Country And Western artist." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Gene Vincent's 1956 hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was first sent in to Capitol Records as part of an Elvis sound-alike contest. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1987, The Coasters became the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Some proponents of the "Elvis Is Alive" theory maintain that when a document examiner analyzed the handwriting on Elvis Presley's death certificate, he found that it matches the handwriting of Elvis himself. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day 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 Originally rising to prominence as Bob Dylan's back-up group, the quintet known simply as "The Band" later emerged as one of rock music's greatest acts. Crafting highly literate, luminous songs, probing the mythology of the American experience, it was a great irony that all but one of their members were Canadian. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The original title of The Beatles' album "Abbey Road" was "Everest". When it was suggested that the band travel to Mount Everest to have their picture taken, the idea was quickly dismissed and they simply walked outside in front of Abbey Road Studios to be photographed walking across the street. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive Gold and Platinum LPs. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day A band called The Pendletones recorded a song called "Surfin'". After the records were pressed, it was discovered that a young promotions worker had changed the band's name tie the group in with other surf bands. Although the group was furious, the limited budget meant the labels could not be reprinted and the name, The Beach Boys", stuck. #RockTrivia