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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Before joining KISS in 1982, Vinnie Vincent was a staff songwriter for the TV programs Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: U2's vocalist, Paul Hewson has been called "Bono" by his family and fellow band members since his adolescence. The nickname is short for "Bono Vox", an alteration of Bonavox, a Latin phrase which translates to "good voice." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Early in his career, Bill Haley was billed as "the Ramblin' Yodeler." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Led Zeppelin is the only band to have every one of their albums reach the Billboard Top Ten. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The original back album cover of Wings' "Red Rose Speedway" contained a Braille message to Stevie Wonder that said "We love you, baby." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Although Bobby "Boris" Pickett was imitating the voice of actor Boris Karloff when he recorded "Monster Mash", Karloff's daughter later told him that she didn't think he sounded like her father at all. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Lynyrd Skynyrd is most often associated with the song "Sweet Home Alabama", but the band was actually formed in Jacksonville, Florida. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The first song known to have used a multi-track recording technique was "How High the Moon" by Les Paul in 1951. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphrey, who had a #5 Billboard hit in 1960 with a novelty tune called "Mule Skinner Blues", called themselves The Fendermen because they both played Fender guitars and connected them to the same amplifier. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Angela Lansbury, famous for her starring role in the TV series Murder She Wrote, played Elvis' mother in the film Blue Hawaii. She was only 35 years old when the movie was filmed, just 10 years older than Elvis. In later years, Lansbury would say that she regards Blue Hawaii as the low point in her acting career. #RockTrivia