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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: After reading an article about a college student who took off his clothes and ran through a crowd, Ray Stevens thought it was a great idea for a song. By the time "The Streak" cracked the Billboard chart in April, 1974, there were already fifteen other songs about streaking, with another forty to follow. #RockTrivia #RayStevens #Streaking

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: To help launch the new Beatles' recording company, Apple Records, the firm encouraged new acts to send in their audition tapes. They signed Bad Finger, Mary Hopkin and a host of others, but turned down the up-and-coming David Bowie. #RockTrivia #DavidBowie #TheBeatles

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On April 18th, 2004, a 20 year old American R&B singer calling himself Eamon (Eamon Jonathan Doyle) released a song called "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)". It would go on to become the first song with an expletive in its title to reach the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. #RockTrivia #BillboardHot100

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1967, a song called "Yellow Balloon" by a group of studio musicians billed under the same name, reached #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The problem was that there was no actual band. A former Mouseketeer, Robbie Douglas of the TV series My Three Sons, had put a band together and recorded a self-titled LP that is now considered a cult classic. #RockTrivia #Disney #Mouseketeer

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Shel Silverstein, the writer of Dr. Hook's hit "Sylvia's Mother" revealed that he really did call a girl named Sylvia (her last name wasn't Avery like the song says) and her mother resisted letting him talk to her, telling him that Sylvia was packing to go away and get married. Although she finally relented, she cautioned Silverstein "Shel, don't spoil it." #RockTrivia #DrHook #ShelSivlerstein

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Four Tops recorded "Reach Out, I'll Be There" in just two takes, assuming it would never be anything but an album filler. When Motown boss Berry Gordy released it as a single in 1966, it topped both the UK and US charts. #RockTrivia #ClassicRock #FourTops

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley once said that he had never tasted alcohol. #RockTrivia #ElvisPresely #Elvis

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: After the amazing success of "Dark Side Of The Moon", Pink Floyd planned an album that featured the sounds of household objects, which fortunately was never recorded. #RockTrivia #PinkFloyd

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Sherrell Paris of The Paris Sisters, who reached #5 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1961 with "I Love How You Love Me", went on to serve as Bob Barker's personal assistant on the US TV show The Price Is Right. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: As a child, Brian Wilson's mother told him that dogs could pick up vibrations from people, so that a dog would bark at "bad vibrations." In 1966, Wilson turned that idea into The Beach Boys' number one hit "Good Vibrations". #RockTrivia