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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bobby Fuller, who enjoyed a #7 hit with "I Fought The Law" in 1965, died in his car, which was parked in front of the apartment building where Sonny Curtis, the writer of "I Fought The Law", used to live. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Lynyrd Skynyrd took their name as a jab at a physical-education teacher Leonard Skinner who was notorious for strictly enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair. Over the years the band eventually developed a friendly relationship with Skinner and actually invited him to introduce them at a concert in Jacksonville. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The off-duty policeman whose car struck and killed John Lennon's mother, Julia, later became a postman. His route took him to the Forthlin Road home of Paul McCartney, where he dropped the mail while Paul and John practiced their guitars. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley had a juke box in a pavilion near his Graceland swimming pool that contained records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones and many others. None of his own songs were ever included in the collection. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When Paul McCartney and John Lennon first played "She Loves You" for Paul's dad, he said "That's very nice son, but there's enough of these Americanisms around. Couldn't you sing "She loves you, yes, yes, yes!". The duo collapsed in a fit of laughter. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bruce Springsteen wrote "Dancing In The Dark" after a heated argument with his manager, Jon Landau, who wanted a hit single for the "Born In The USA" album. Springsteen later said about the song: "It went as far in the direction of Pop music as I wanted to go, and probably a little farther." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When Elvis bought Graceland for he and his parents to live in, he said he wanted to create "the most beautiful bedroom in Memphis" for his mother. Gladys, however had other priorities. She wanted to add a chicken coop and a hog pen. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Originally the title of The Beatles' ninth album was supposed to be "A Doll's House", but that was scrapped when it was discovered that a British band called Family had already issued an LP called "Music in a Doll's House". After some design problems, the double disc effort was simply issued in a plain white jacket, embossed with the words "The Beatles". Fans would call it "The White Album". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Billy Swan recorded his 1974, number one hit "I Can Help" with an organ that Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge had bought for him as a wedding gift. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: While waiting for producer Jim Hilton to arrive, Iron Butterfly ran through "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" as a soundcheck for engineer Don Casale, who had started the tape rolling. When it was played back, everyone agreed that the band couldn't improve on it. It's that seventeen minute "soundcheck" that appears on the multi-platinum album. #RockTrivia