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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Hank Ballard And The Midnighters made music history in September, 1960 when they became the first group to have three songs in the U.S. Hot 100 at the same time, "Finger Poppin' Time", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" and "The Twist". #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: On this date in 1972, James Taylor and Carly Simon are married by a judge in Simon's Manhattan apartment, beginning their eleven year marriage. That evening, she joins him on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall and announces their union to a cheering audience. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley offered the press a chance to interview him in June of 1972 for a fee of $120,000. There were no takers. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Lemon Pipers, who reached #1 in the US in 1968 with "Green Tambourine", first gained notoriety by reaching the finals in the Ohio Battle Of The Bands in 1967, losing out to The James Gang. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1970, Former Mamas And Papas singer Michelle Phillips marries actor Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider). They would divorce 8 days later. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: At one point, The Beach Boys' Mike Love, keyboard player Billy Preston, Marilyn McCoo and Ron Townsend of The Fifth Dimension and guitarist Johnny Echols of the L.A. band Love, all attended Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in n1966, ? and the Mysterians, "96 Tears", reached number one on the Billboard chart. Although he closely guarded his true identity at the time, the man known as Question Mark turned out to be Rudy Martinez, from Saginaw Valley, Michigan. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Peter Kraemer of Sopwith Camel had actually suggested the name "Sopwith Camel" for another newly formed group, but they passed on it and decided on Big Brother and The Holding Company. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Rick James, who scored a hit with "Super Freak" in 1981, is the nephew of Temptations vocalist Melvin Franklin. #RockTrivia