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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1965, Jan Berry of Jan And Dean is accidentally knocked off of a camera car and breaks his leg on the first day of shooting the film Easy Come, Easy Go. 17 others are also hurt, causing Paramount to cancel the movie entirely. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Ringo Starr was the shortest Beatle. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Stevie Wonder's actual first name is Steveland. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The official Elvis Presley Fan Club was launched in the UK. The Club still exists today at www.ElvisPresleyFanClub.co.uk #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1942, the American Federation of Musicians went on strike after Union president James C. Petrillo told musicians that phonograph records were 'a threat to members' jobs.' As a result, musicians refused to perform in recording sessions over the next several months. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Michael Jackson's 1988 autobiography, Moon Walk, was edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: A recording engineer named Jerry Samuels, who billed himself as Napoleon XIV, hit the top of the Billboard chart with a novelty song called "They're Coming to Take me Away, Ha-Haaa!" The song was banned by many US radio stations because it seemed to make fun of the insane. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: A California band called The Pendletones recorded a song called "Surfin'". After the records were pressed, it was discovered that a promotions worker had changed the band's name to tie the group in with other surf bands. Although the group was furious, the limited budget meant the labels could not be reprinted and the name stuck. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1976, The Steve Miller Band's album, "Fly Like an Eagle" goes Gold, on its way to Platinum. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bobby Day; known for his 1958 hit "Rockin' Robin," died of cancer on July 27th 1990. He was 60. #RockTrivia