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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bobby Day; known for his 1958 hit "Rockin' Robin," died of cancer on July 27th 1990. He was 60. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The shortest record to reach the Billboard Top 40 was "Some Kind-A Earthquake" by Duane Eddy. This seldom heard instrumental, which is only one minute, seventeen seconds long, reached #37 in 1959. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Johnny Ace - accidently killed himself while on tour, backstage at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas, on Christmas Eve 1954, while playing Russian Roulette. He was 25 years old. A month later, he had a Top 20 hit with "Pledging My Love" #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Two members of Beach Boys, Carl Wilson and David Marks, took guitar lessons from John Maus, who would go on to fame as John Walker of The Walker Brothers. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1963, Bob Dylan cancels a booking on the Ed Sullivan Show after he is told that he cannot sing "Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues." #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: Wolfman Jack, who was an ordained minister, officiated at the wedding of Beach Boys' vocalist Mike Love to Cathy Martinez in 1981. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Radio stations in Boston refused to play The Everly Brothers "Wake Up Little Susie" because of its supposedly suggestive lyrics which tell the tale of two teenagers who fall asleep at a drive-in movie. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The first draft of Jan And Dean's 1963 hit, "Surf City", was written by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys with the working title "Goody Connie Won't You Come Back Home". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1963, Elvis begins filming the movie Viva Las Vegas with Ann-Margaret. When the wedding scene was filmed, many tabloid magazines published still photos and suggested that Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret really had gotten married. #RockTrivia