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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 Ray Sawyer, vocalist for Dr. Hook, wears an eye patch because he lost an eye in an auto accident. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1955, Billboard Magazine published its annual disc jockey poll that named Elvis Presley as "the most promising Country And Western artist." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 1987, The Coasters became the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Three songs on The Beach Boys' 1969 album "20/20" have connections to murder. "Never Learn Not To Love", although credited to Dennis Wilson, was actually a re-worked version of a song written by Charles Manson called "Cease To Exist". Manson was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate, in August, 1969. "Cotton Fields" was written by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, who was convicted of murdering a family member in 1918. "I Can Hear Music" was co-written by Phil Spector, who was handed a life sentence for killing actress Lana Clarkson on February 3rd, 2003. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The lyrics to Bill Haley's recording of "Shake, Rattle And Roll" that said I'm like one-eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store, were ironic because Haley himself was blind in one eye since the age of four. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Hollies' 1967 Top Ten hit "Carrie Anne" was written by Graham Nash about singer Marianne Faithful. He later said he was too shy to use her real name. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The 1969 LP "Abby Road" features the only original UK Beatles album sleeve to show neither the artist name nor the album title on its front cover. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chubby Checker believes his 1960 #1 hit, "The Twist", written by Hank Ballard, was never about dancing, but about sex, saying "It was probably the dirtiest song that was recorded." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson began another job as an airline pilot. Dickinson would later fly Iron Maiden’s plane for their 2008 world tour documented in band’s documentary Flight 666. #RockTrivia