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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The hit version of Neil Diamond's "Cherry, Cherry" has no drum track because it was recorded as a demo and was never intended to be released as a single. In later sessions, drums and horns were included, but none of those tracks turned out as well as the demo. #RockTrivia #NeilDiamond

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bruce Springsteen wrote "Dancing In The Dark" after a heated argument with his manager, Jon Landau, who wanted a hit single for the "Born In The USA" album. Springsteen later said about the song: "It went as far in the direction of Pop music as I wanted to go, and probably a little farther." #RockTrivia #RocknRoll #TheBoss #BruceSpringsteen

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When Paul McCartney and John Lennon first played "She Loves You" for Paul's dad, he said "That's very nice son, but there's enough of these Americanisms around. Couldn't you sing "She loves you, yes, yes, yes!". The duo collapsed in a fit of laughter. #RockTrivia #TheBeatles #PaulMcCartney #JohnLennon

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bobby Hebb wrote his 1966 hit "Sunny" about an unknown woman's smile that had lifted his spirits after his brother had been killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. #RockTrivia #RocknRoll

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley had a juke box in a pavilion near his Graceland swimming pool that contained records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones and many others. None of his own songs were ever included in the collection. #RockTrivia #ElvisPresley #JerryLeeLewis #TomJones #SammyDavisJr

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The off-duty policeman whose car struck and killed John Lennon's mother, Julia, later became a postman. One of his assigned routes took him to the Forthlin Road home of Paul McCartney, where he dropped the mail while Paul and an unsuspecting John practiced their guitars. #RockTrivia #JohnLennon #TheBeatles

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The title of the Hollies 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" was first used as the title of a column in Kiwanis Magazine, published by Roe Fulkerson in 1924. #RockTrivia #TheHollies

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd took their name as a jab at a physical-education teacher at Robert E. Lee High School, Leonard Skinner, who was notorious for strictly enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair. #RockTrivia #Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bobby Fuller, who enjoyed a hit with "I Fought The Law" in 1965, died in his car, which was parked in front of the apartment building where Sonny Curtis, the writer of "I Fought The Law", used to live. #RockTrivia #TheClash #HankWilliamsJr #DeadKennedys #GreenDay

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In early 1967, Elvis Presley bought a 163 acre Mississippi ranch he dubbed The Circle G for $300,000. One of the horses he bought for the ranch was a mare that he named after William B. Ingram, who was the mayor of Memphis at the time. He called her Mare Ingram. #RockTrivia #Elvis #ElvisPresley