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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Syd Nathan of King Records was hesitant to record James Brown's "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". When he asked what the song was about, Brown replied, "I have no idea." #RRockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Several of the major forces in the world of Rock 'n' Roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Engelbert Humperdinck in the late '60s, '70's and '80s. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1970, Two months after launching their TV series, The Partridge Family reaches the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with "I Think I Love You". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: James Brown's wife, Adrienne Brown tried to get her traffic tickets dismissed because of "diplomatic immunity" in June of 1988. She claimed her husband was the official "ambassador of soul". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Raspberries 1972 debut album sported a raspberry scented 'scratch and sniff' sticker. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1952, Bill Haley marries his pregnant girlfriend just four days after he divorces his first wife. In all, Bill would marry three times and have eight children. #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: George Young, who co-founded AC/DC along with his brothers Angus and Malcolm, was the lead guitarist for a band called The Easybeats, who scored a Billboard Top 20 hit in 1967 with "Friday On My Mind". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The first draft of Jan And Dean's 1963 hit, "Surf City", was written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys with the working title "Goody Connie Won't You Come Back Home". #RockTrivia

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