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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: B.B. King named his guitar Lucille after nearly losing it in a fire started by two men fighting over a woman with that name. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Dr. Hook hit, "The Cover of Rolling Stone" was written by Shel Silverstein, a best-selling author of children's poems who was also a contributor to Playboy. When the group appeared on the magazine cover, it was in caricature, not an actual photograph. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Raspberries 1972 debut album sported a raspberry scented 'scratch and sniff' sticker. #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 epitaph on Sonny Bono's headstone reads: "And The Beat Goes On". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Producer Phil Spector played guitar on The Rolling Stones' "Play With Fire". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Despite having 17 number one singles in Britain, Elvis Presley never toured there. His manager, Col. Tom Parker was not a US citizen and had no assurance that he'd be allowed back in the country if he left. #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 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: Santana's 1970, Billboard #4 hit, "Black Magic Woman" was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single that rose to #37 in the UK in 1969. #RockTrivia