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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day '80s rocker Billy Squier allegedly had a rider in his contract that said if the venue he was performing at misspelled his name as "Squire" on the marquee, he was entitled to 100 percent of the door receipts. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Gene Chandler's 1962 number one hit, "The Duke Of Earl", originated from warm-up exercises that he used with his group, The Dukays. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1956 Elvis Presley went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “Heartbreak Hotel” which spent seven weeks on top. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Although the 1970 hit "Spirit in the Sky" has a clear Christian theme, its writer, Norman Greenbaum, was actually Jewish. #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 Bobby Helms' Christmas classic "Jingle Bell Rock" made the Billboard Pop or Country chart on six separate occasions between 1957 and 1996. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Although the 1970 hit "Spirit in the Sky" has a clear Christian theme, its writer, Norman Greenbaum, was actually Jewish. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day During his Presidential campaign in 2000, George W. Bush was asked by Oprah Winfrey what his favorite song was. He replied "Wake Up Little Susie by Buddy Holly." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The cover art for the album "America's Greatest Hits" was created by a graphics designer by the name of Phil Hartman, the same funny-man who later appeared on Saturday Night Live, and then News Radio, before he was murdered by his wife in 1998. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On April 28, 1964, Elvis Presley released his recording of "Viva Las Vegas" from the movie of the same name. #RockTrivia