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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Although they are fondly remembered as a pioneering Rock 'n' Roll band, Bill Haley And His Comets were a Country act called The Saddlemen just a few months before recording "Crazy Man, Crazy", the first Rock 'n' Roll song to hit the American charts. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Everly Brothers turned down the chance to be the first to record "Lay Lady Lay" because when they heard Bob Dylan sing it for them, they mis-heard the lyrics as "Lay lady lay, lay across my big breasts, babe." Thinking it was a song about lesbians, they politely declined. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Jordanaires, Elvis Presley's back up vocalists, also worked for Ricky Nelson, but at Presley's behest were not permitted credit on Nelson's albums. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day According to Guinness World Records 2009, Led Zeppelin hold the record for the "Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert" as 20 million on-line requests were made for their December 10th, 2007 reunion show at The O2 Arena in London. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day It was during his time with The Yardbirds, 1963-65, that Eric Clapton acquired his nickname, Slowhand. Whenever Clapton broke a guitar string, he would immediately stop playing and start restringing his guitar. The crowds would often start a slow hand clap until he had his guitar restrung and could resume playing. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day While The Byrds were debating possible titles for their ninth album, producer Terry Melcher filled out the record company's official label sheet, writing the placeholder (Untitled) in a box specifying the album's name. Without anyone associated with the band realizing, Columbia Records went ahead and pressed the LP, calling it "Untitled". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Elvis' 1968 "comeback special" helped restore his popularity. Yet to get Presley to agree to it, producer Steve Binder had to first convince him that he wasn't The King anymore by taking him down to Sunset Boulevard to see if he'd get mobbed. He didn't. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1964, Capitol Records released four Beatles albums in America, "Meet The Beatles", "The Beatles Second Album", "Beatles '65" and "Something New", all without consulting the band or Brian Epstein about cover art, song selection or album title. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Turtles' rhythm guitarist Jim Tucker quit the band in 1967 after his musical hero John Lennon publicly berated him in a drunkenly tirade for trying to be just like The Beatles. In March of that year, The Turtles "Happy Together" had knocked The Beatles "Penny Lane" out of Billboard's top spot. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On the day Elvis was buried, over 3,000 orders of flowers covered the front lawn of Graceland. It took over four hours to move them all to Forest Hill cemetary for the funeral. #RockTrivia