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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: One of Elvis Presley's first jobs was at a factory assembly line for the Precision Tool Company in Memphis, where he operated a drill press. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: on this date in 1973, nineteen year old Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. is killed in a traffic accident just days after he had appeared on TV's Midnight Special as a drummer in his father's band. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Paul McCartney's 1977 hit, "Mull Of Kintyre" is his all-time largest selling record in the UK, either with or without The Beatles. In America it was virtually ignored. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Before reaching #20 on the Billboard chart with "I Wanna Testify" in 1967, the Parliaments vocalist George Clinton was a foreman in a Hula Hoop factory. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Harry Nilsson's song "Coconut" (She put the lime in the coconut...) has only one chord in the entire song. It is the only record without any chord changes to reach the Billboard Hot 100. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, died in the same apartment that had previously belonged to Harry Nilsson and earlier, Mama Cass Elliot. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date i 1974, After appearing at the Westbury Music Fair in New York, Connie Francis is assaulted at knifepoint in her hotel room. Although she would win a three million dollar lawsuit, Connie would not perform again until 1981. #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: In 1958, the Esso Research Center reported that "tuning in rock & roll music on a car radio can cost a motorist money, because the rhythm can cause a driver to unconsciously jiggle the gas pedal, thus wasting fuel." #RockTrivia

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