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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Country singer Tanya Tucker was such a big Elvis fan, she named one of her daughters "Presley." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer assigned to document Elvis Presley's early career, recalled that he shot in black and white because Elvis' label, RCA, refused to pay for high-priced color film and processing, uncertain if Elvis was going to be worth it. His two week assignment lasted over 60 years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Milton Gabler, the producer of Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock", was an uncle by marriage to actor Billy Crystal. Billy inducted Gabler into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The group of studio musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew" were so named by drummer Hal Blaine because older, more conservative players said that these young session guys were going to "wreck the business." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: A friend once asked John Lennon what was the best lyric he ever wrote. "That's easy," replied Lennon, "All you need is love." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The very first CD available for commercial release was Billy Joel's "52nd Street", issued in Japan in 1982. The first CD pressed in the United States for commercial release was Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Roy Orbison's trademark look came about when he misplaced his regular glasses and had to rely on a pair of prescription sunglasses. His management liked the mysterious look it gave him, and soon they were the only ones he wore. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Before he was convicted of murder, Charles Manson befriended Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson, who convinced the rest of the band to record a Manson composition called "Cease To Exist". The title was changed to "Never Learn Not To Love" and was released as the "B" side of the single "Bluebirds Over The Mountain", which eventually climbed to number 61 in early 1969, giving Manson a hit record on Billboard's Hot 100. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Dick Clark's wife suggested that Ernest Evans change his name to "Chubby Checker" as a parody of "Fats Domino". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Buddy Holly's widow, Maria Elena Holly Santiago, once said that she liked Don McLean's song "American Pie", but disagreed with its central premise. "Buddy may not be here, but the music has not died," she said. "It is still alive and well." #RockTrivia