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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The very first CD available for commercial release was Billy Joel's "52nd Street", issued in Japan in 1982. The first CD pressed in the United States for commercial release was Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA". #RockTrivia #BillyJoel #BruceSpringsteen

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: A friend once asked John Lennon what was the best lyric he ever wrote. "That's easy," replied Lennon, "All you need is love." #RockTrivia #JohnLennon

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Willie Nelson has often stated that the original working lyric to his 1961 composition "Crazy", was "Stupid." #RockTrivia #WillieNelson

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Milton Gabler, the producer of Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock", was an uncle by marriage to actor Billy Crystal. Billy inducted Gabler into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993. #RockTrivia #BillHaley

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer assigned to document Elvis Presley's early career, recalled that he shot in black and white because Elvis' label, RCA, refused to pay for high-priced color film and processing, uncertain if Elvis was going to be worth it. His two week assignment lasted over 60 years. ##RockTrivia #Elvis #ElvisPresley

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: 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 #CCR #JohnFogerty

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Maxim magazine ranked former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman at number 10 on its Living Sex Legends list, as he is reputed to have had sex with over 1,000 women. #RockTrivia #TheRollingStone #BillWyman

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Animals first organized as a Jazz quintet with Eric Burdon on trombone. Partly because Burdon was not a good player, he took up singing and the band switched to Rock 'n' Roll. #RockTrivia #EricBudon #TheAnimals

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Peter, Paul And Mary's 1969 hit, "Leaving On A Jet Plane", was written by John Denver and originally recorded by him as an album cut with the title "Babe, I Hate To Go". #RockTrivia