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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 2004 the UK performing rights group Phonographic Performance Limited named "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" as the most-played record by British broadcasting of the past 70 years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Hank Ballard And The Midnighters made music history in September, 1960 when they became the first group to have three songs in the U.S. Hot 100 at the same time, "Finger Poppin' Time", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" and "The Twist". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1962, a Chinese newspaper reports what it calls "ugly displays", as teens have been seen dancing The Twist in Maoming Cultural Park. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The lyrics of The Duprees 1962 hit, "You Belong To Me", tell us that we can See the Pyramids Along The Nile. The Great Pyramids of Giza are in fact about five miles (eight Km) from the modern location of the Nile River. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When Ringo Starr's 1963 Ludwig drum kit was sold at an auction in December, 2015, it was the first time they had been seen in public in over fifty years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: David Lee Roth's 1985 hit "Just A Gigolo", was originally recorded by jazz artist Ted Lewis in 1931. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this dya in 1963, an unauthorized two-disc set of Bob Dylan songs, called "The Great White Wonder" first appears in a Los Angeles record store. It's believed to be the first commercial release of a bootleg album. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1956 Bette Nesmith Graham, the mother of Monkees guitarist Michael Nesmith, invented a correction fluid she called Mistake Out and founded the company that would become Liquid Paper. In 1979 the Liquid Paper Corporation was sold to the Gillette Corporation for $47.5 million. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Most of us know that Barry Manilow's 1976 hit "I Write The Songs" was actually written by Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys. Before Manilow's version became his second number one hit, it had already been recorded by Captain And Tennille as an album cut and released as a single by David Cassidy, who took it to #11 in the UK. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1964, Ed Cobb of The Four Preps wrote a song called "Tainted Love" as a ballad for a singer named Gloria Jones. Eighteen years later, the Techno-pop duo, Soft Cell, took a synthesized version of it to #8 on the Hot 100. #RockTrivia