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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day One of Elvis Presley's first jobs was at a factory assembly line for the Precision Tool Company in Memphis, where he operated a drill press. His weekly take home pay was $27.00. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Santana's 1970 hit, "Black Magic Woman" was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In his autobiography, Donovan revealed that the phrase "electrical banana" in his song "Mellow Yellow", was a reference to a yellow-coloured vibrator. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty has said that he is in on the joke where people have mis-heard his lyrics to "Bad Moon Rising" and sing There's a bathroom on the right instead of There's A Bad Moon On The Rise. He has even admitted that he intentionally sings the wrong words in concert about half the time. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this day in 1979, Chuck Berry pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. He would be sentenced to his second stint in prison for four months. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Although Beechnut Gum was one of Dick Clark's main sponsors, gum chewing on the set of American Bandstand was strictly forbidden. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chubby Checker believes his 1960 #1 hit, "The Twist", written by Hank Ballard, was never about dancing, but about sex, saying "It was probably the dirtiest song that was recorded." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Paul McCartney owns the record for the longest span of any artist appearing in the Billboard Top 40, including both group and solo work. He first entered the Billboard chart with The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on January 25, 1964 and most recently teamed with Kanye West on "Only One", which cracked the Top 40 on January 8th, 2015, a span of an astounding 50 years, 11 months and three weeks. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The twin guitar solo on The Eagles' "Hotel California", played by Joe Walsh and Don Felder, was named as the best guitar solo of all time by Guitarist magazine in 1998. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Many times when a new band announces their first show, their friends and family are all that show up. In June of 1969, it had been announced that a new band would be doing a free concert in London's Hyde Park. Over 100,000 people showed up. The bands name was Blind Faith. #RockTrivia