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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Although Beechnut Gum was one of Dick Clark's main sponsors, gum chewing on the set of American Bandstand was strictly forbidden. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chubby Checker believes his 1960 #1 hit, "The Twist", written by Hank Ballard, was never about dancing, but about sex, saying "It was probably the dirtiest song that was recorded." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Paul McCartney owns the record for the longest span of any artist appearing in the Billboard Top 40, including both group and solo work. He first entered the Billboard chart with The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on January 25, 1964 and most recently teamed with Kanye West on "Only One", which cracked the Top 40 on January 8th, 2015, a span of an astounding 50 years, 11 months and three weeks. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The twin guitar solo on The Eagles' "Hotel California", played by Joe Walsh and Don Felder, was named as the best guitar solo of all time by Guitarist magazine in 1998. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Many times when a new band announces their first show, their friends and family are all that show up. In June of 1969, it had been announced that a new band would be doing a free concert in London's Hyde Park. Over 100,000 people showed up. The bands name was Blind Faith. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The guitar intro to Roy Orbison's 1964 hit, "Oh! Pretty Woman", was played by Billy Sanford, a young man who had just arrived in Nashville and heard that Orbison was short a guitar player. With a borrowed guitar, he auditioned, got the gig and recorded one of Rock 'n' Roll's most recognizable guitar riffs. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The 1969 LP "Abby Road" features the only original UK Beatles album sleeve to show neither the artist name nor the album title on its front cover. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The lyrics to Bill Haley's recording of "Shake, Rattle And Roll" that said I'm like one-eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store, were ironic because Haley himself was blind in one eye since the age of four. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Jimi Hendrix first UK gig took place in a pub in Newcastle and lasted about three minutes. He played so loud that he blew every fuse in the building and the show came to an end. #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