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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Brenda Lee's Christmas classic "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" was recorded in July, with an air conditioner chilling the studio and a Christmas tree set up to get the musicians in the holiday spirit. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: '80s rocker Billy Squier allegedly had a rider in his contract that said if the venue he was performing at misspelled his name as "Squire" on the marquee, he was entitled to 100 percent of the door receipts. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: From 1968 to 1970, Jim Morrison lived at the humble Alta Cienega Motel in Los Angeles, in a room with no telephone. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: As a child, Brian Wilson's mother told him that dogs could pick up vibrations from people, so that a dog would bark at "bad vibrations." In 1966, Wilson turned that idea into The Beach Boys' number one hit "Good Vibrations". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Sherrell Paris of The Paris Sisters, who reached #5 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1961 with "I Love How You Love Me", went on to serve as Bob Barker's personal assistant on the US TV show The Price Is Right. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: After the amazing success of "Dark Side Of The Moon", Pink Floyd planned an album that featured the sounds of household objects, which fortunately was never recorded. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley once said that he had never tasted alcohol. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1967, a song called "Yellow Balloon" by a group of studio musicians billed under the same name, reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The problem was that there was no actual band that could go on tour in support of the single or to record an album. Producer Ken Handler of Canterbury Records enlisted the help of Don Grady, a former Mouseketeer and better known as Robbie Douglas of the TV series My Three Sons, who put a band together and recorded a self-titled LP that is now considered a cult classic. #RockTrivia

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 auditon tapes. They signed Bad Finger, Mary Hopkin and a host of others, but turned down the up-and-coming David Bowie. #RockTrivia

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