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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When Elvis Presley's mother first heard Gene Vincents's "Be-Bop-A-Lula", she mistakenly thought it was her son's latest single. #RockMusic #Elvis #ElvisPresely #GeneVincent

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone" was released by Dr. Hook, the magazine sold more copies in the next two weeks than any other time in their history. #RockTrivia #Dr.Hook #RollingStoneMagazine

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: At a party in Los Angeles, comedian Groucho Marx jokingly pointed his index fingers at Elton John, as if holding a pair of six-shooters. Elton threw up his hands and said, "Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player," which inspired the title of his 1973, US number one album. As a sly tribute to Groucho, the LP's cover included a movie poster for The Marx Brothers' movie Go West. #RockTrivia #EltonJohn #GrouchoMarx #TheMarxBrothers

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The flute solo in The Mamas and Papas' "California Dreamin'" was performed by a Jazz player named Bud Shank, who just happened to be in the building when the tune was being recorded. He was recruited on the spot by Papa John Phillips, who played the bed track of the song so Shank could get the feel of it. He then recorded the solo in one take. #RockTrivia #CaliforniaDreamin #MamasAndPapas

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: British singer Kenny Lynch was the first artist to cover a Beatles' song when he recorded "Misery" in early 1963, which failed to chart. #RockTrivia #TheBeatles

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1965, with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Mamas And Papas all turning out big hits, the Grammy Award for Best Performance By a Vocal Group was won by The Anita Kerr Singers for "We Dig Mancini". #RockTrivia #TheRollingStones #TheBeatles

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: New York newspaper and radio commentator Walter Winchell first coined the term "disc jockey" in 1934 for radio announcer Martin Block. #RockTrivia #DiscJockey #WalterWinchell

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Although many of Little Richard's songs contain obscure sexual references, like "Long Tall Sally, she's built for speed", a television censor once said: "How can I reject it when I can't even understand it?" #RockTiviva #LittleRichard #LongTallSally

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In 1963, Chubby Checker reached #12 on the Hot 100 with "Loddy Lo", a song he had written about Catharina Lodders, who won the Miss World title a year earlier. The two were married in 1964. #RockTrivia #ChubbyChecker

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: With only 15 minutes of a 3 hour session left, The Diamonds recorded a song that they had just learned a few hours earlier called "Little Darlin'". The first and only take would turn out to be million seller that reached number 2 on the Billboard chart during a 21 week stay and become the third highest selling single of 1957. #RockTrivia #TheDiamonds #LilDarlin