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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day George Harrison had his tonsils removed in 1965. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Chordettes, who placed 9 songs on the Billboard Top 40 between 1954 and 1961, including "Mr. Sandman", "Born To Be With Him" and "Lollipop", were the first act to perform 'live' on American Bandstand. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Jimi Hendrix first UK gig took place in a pub in Newcastle and lasted about three minutes. He played so loud that he blew every fuse in the building and the show came to an end. #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

The Electric Light Orchestra has had twenty US Top 40 Hits, but have never had a number one record. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Even though it had been banned from some U.S. radio stations for promoting drug culture, Brewer And Shipley's "One Toke Over The Line" was performed by Lawrence Welk as a Gospel song on his weekly TV show. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day According to Peter Noone, the quick guitar riff on Herman's Hermits' 1965 hit, "Silhouettes", was played by future Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page. #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 last song Janis Joplin recorded before her death was "Happy Trails", the theme song to The Roy Rogers Show, as a birthday greeting for John Lennon. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive Gold and Platinum records. #RockTrivia