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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The US music show Your Hit Parade premiered on NBC-TV in 1935. It moved to CBS in 1958 but was canceled the following year, unable to cope with the rising popularity of Rock 'n' Roll. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1995 the Grateful Dead performed their final concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago’s Soldier Field. #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: In 2009, Buddy Holly's widow, Maria Elena Holly Santiago, told MassLive.com 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

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Several of the major forces in the world of Rock 'n' Roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Engelbert Humperdinck in the late '60s, '70's and '80s. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Three members of the Young Rascals, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish and Eddie Brigati were once members of Joey Dee And The Starlighters, who scored a number one hit in 1961 with "The Peppermint Twist". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Sky Saxon wrote The Seeds' 1967 garage band classic "Pushin' Too Hard" while sitting in the front seat of a car waiting for his girlfriend to finish grocery shopping. #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: George Young, who co-founded AC/DC along with his brothers Angus and Malcolm, was the lead guitarist for a band called The Easybeats, who scored a Billboard Top 20 hit in 1967 with "Friday On My Mind". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On June 7th, 1979, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service charged Chuck Berry with three counts of tax evasion. Just hours later, he performed at a concert for President Jimmy Carter on the front lawn of the White House. #RockTrivia