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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day During his Presidential campaign in 2000, George W. Bush was asked by Oprah Winfrey what his favorite song was. He replied "Wake Up Little Susie by Buddy Holly." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Dave Clark Five's "Glad All Over" was billed by their U.S. label as "the Mersey Sound with a Liverpool beat." In fact, the group came from London. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The worldwide merchandising and licensing of Elvis Presley memorabilia generates $32 million a year. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day British singer Harry Webb changed his stage name to Cliff Richard in the early 1950s. "Cliff" sounded like the face of a cliff, which suggested Rock. "Richard" was chosen to honor his musical hero, Little Richard. #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

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Because of its teen suicide theme, Dickey Lee's "Patches" was banned by a number of US radio stations. It still managed to sell over one million copies and rose to #6 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1962. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1964, The Beatles recorded “Eight Days a Week” in 13 takes at EMI Studios in London. It was the first time Lennon & McCartney went into the studio with an incomplete song & then finished it during the recording process. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1958, the Esso Research Center reported that "tuning in rock & roll music on a car radio can cost a motorist money, because the rhythm can cause a driver to unconsciously jiggle the gas pedal, thus wasting fuel." #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 On this date in 1978 Aerosmith bailed thirty fans out of jail after they were arrested for smoking pot during an Aerosmith concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN. #RockTrivia