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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day During the recording of The Isley Brothers' 1959 hit, "Shout", they were accompanied by the organist from their church, Professor Herman Stephens. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day According to Peter Noone, the quick guitar riff on Herman's Hermits' 1965 hit, "Silhouettes", was played by future Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1965 The Animals recorded their rendition of “The House of the Rising Sun” in one take in London. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The only group to have their one and only album go to #1 on the Billboard charts is Blind Faith. #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 During his "Wall of Sound" days, Phil Spector's practice was to put an instrumental on the B side of a 45 to keep disc jockeys from flipping the record over and taking attention from the A side. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Santana's 1970, Billboard #4 hit, "Black Magic Woman" was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single that rose to #37 in the UK in 1969. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The record for the longest time between number one albums belongs to Johnny Cash. He had the top LP on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with "At San Quentin" in 1969. In 2006, he repeated this feat with "American V: A Hundred Highways", a span of 37 years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Despite having 17 number one singles in Britain, Elvis Presley never toured there. His manager, Col. Tom Parker was not a US citizen and had no assurance that he'd be allowed back in the country if he left. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Chordettes, who placed 9 songs on the Billboard Top 40 between 1954 and 1961, including "Mr. Sandman", "Born To Be With Him" and "Lollipop", were the first act to perform 'live' on American Bandstand. #RockTrivia