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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Black Sabbath's guitarist, Tony Iommi, lost part of two fingers in a "work accident", and it seemed the band was over. However, he managed to continue playing using a device which made his two stump fingers "longer", and tuning the guitar three steps down in order to loosen the strings and bend them more easily. His first song with his new "style" was a damn good one: "Iron Man". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this day in 1980 John Lennon was murdered outside of the Dakota building in New York City where he was living. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer assigned to document Elvis Presley's early career, recalled that he shot in black and white because Elvis' label, RCA, refused to pay for high-priced color film and processing, uncertain if Elvis was going to be worth it. His two week assignment lasted over 60 years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day 28 years ago today, on Dec. 6, 1988, the music world lost the legendary Roy Orbison at the age of 52. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Reverend Richard Wayne Penniman is celebrating his 84th birthday today. He is very possibly the most influential person in the history and evolution of Rock and Roll. You will know him better by his stage name of Little Richard. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The mighty final chord of The Beatles' "A Day In The Life" was played by ten hands on three pianos simultaneously: Lennon's, Mc Cartney's, Starr's, Martin's (their manager?) and Evan's (their roadie). #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Willie Nelson has often stated that the original working lyric to his 1961 composition "Crazy", was "Stupid." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Geffen Records sued Neil Young for $3 million because the label said that in 1983, Young’s new music was “not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums”. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Freddy Mercury once dressed Princess Diana as a male model to sneak her into a gay club in London. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Little Richard kicked Jimi Hendrix out of his band for stealing the spotlight: Jimi wouldn't wear the uniform Richard had imposed (since he wanted all the attention to his figure) and the audience was delighted with his guitarist's eccentric way of dressing. #RockTrivia