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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1970, In a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, President Nixon appeals for Rock lyrics to be screened and those promoting drug use to be banned. #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: When Tina Turner left her husband and former band mate Ike Turner in 1975, she was carrying nothing more than thirty-six cents in change and a gas station credit card. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Santana's 1970, hit, "Black Magic Woman" was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in the UK in 1969. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Songwriter Mike Stoller, the co-writer of Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog", survived the sinking of the ship Andrea Doria in the Atlantic Ocean on July 25th 1956. Fifty-one others died. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in '85, A group called, "a-ha", became the first Norwegian band to top the Billboard Hot 100 when, "Take on Me", went to number one. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In January, 1966, The Four Seasons had three hit records on the Billboard Pop chart under three different names. "Working My Way Back To You" was issued using their regular name, "Don't Think Twice" had been credited to The Wonder Who and "(You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself" was released as a Frankie Valli solo record with the rest of The Seasons singing back-up on the track. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1957, The movie Jailhouse Rock, starring Elvis Presley, premiers at Loews State Theatre, where Elvis worked as an usher five years earlier. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley's October, 1976 recording of "Way Down" also featured J.D. Sumner singing the words "way on down" at the end of each chorus. At the end of the song he got down to double low C, which according to the Guinness Book Of World Records was the lowest note ever produced by the human voice up to that time. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: During his "Wall of Sound" days, Phil Spector's practice was to put an instrumental on the B side of a 45 to keep disc jockeys from flipping the record over and taking attention from the A side. #RockTrivia