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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The words "Da Doo Ron Ron" started out as being gibberish filler while Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry worked out the lyrics to a new number they were writing. When nothing else came to them, they not only kept the phrase in the song, it ended up being used as the title to the now classic Rock tune by The Crystals. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day One this day in 2002 The Who’s bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He had gone to bed that night with a stripper. The medical examiner determined that death was due to a heart attack induced by an undetermined amount of cocaine. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 2014 it was reported that "Rock and Roll Part 2", co-written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander, was earning an estimated $250,000 a year in royalties due to its use in the National Hockey League. #RockTrivia

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 Freddie Mercury claimed that he wrote "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in just 10 minutes, while relaxing in a hotel bath. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Beatles were so impressed with Joe Cocker's version of "With A Little Help From My Friends" that they sent him a telegram of congratulations and placed an ad in the music papers praising it. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jorge alleged that Rod Stewart's 1979 number 1 hit "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" plagiarized portions of his song "Taj Mahal." The two settled out of court and in his 2012 autobiography, Stewart admitted to "unconscious plagiarism." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this day in 1970, the FBI searched Memphis International Airport after a bystander overheard Who guitarist Pete Townshend refer to their album Tommy as “the bomb” while describing its success. FBI agents thought it was a bomb threat. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Harry Nilsson's song "Coconut" (She put the lime in the coconut...) has only one chord in the entire song. It is the only record without any chord changes to reach the Billboard Hot 100. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Leo Fender, who founded the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, whose products included the iconic Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, never learned to play the instruments which he made a career of building. #RockTrivia