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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 date in 1978 Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When Elvis bought Graceland for he and his parents to live in, he said he wanted to create "the most beautiful bedroom in Memphis" for his mother. Gladys, however had other priorities. She wanted to add a chicken coop and a hog pen. #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 The epitaph on Sonny Bono's headstone reads: "And The Beat Goes On". #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 On this day in 1968 “Hey Jude” by The Beatles began a nine week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This would be the longest run on top of the American singles chart a Beatles single achieved. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day At a party in Los Angeles, comedian Groucho Marx jokingly pointed his index fingers at Elton John, as if holding a pair of six-shooters. Elton threw up his hands and said, "Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player," which inspired the title of his 1973, US number one album. As a sly tribute to Groucho, the LP's cover included a movie poster for The Marx Brothers' movie Go West. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young once worked as a sewing-machine mechanic in a bra factory. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival had never been to Mississippi when he wrote "Proud Mary" or Louisiana when he penned "Born On The Bayou". #RockTrivia