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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: During a six year period between 1967 and 1972 The Grass Roots set a record for being on the Billboard charts an unbelievable 307 straight weeks. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this day in 1961, Motown Records achieves their first number one song when The Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" reaches the top. The session musicians on the track included 22 year old Marvin Gaye on drums. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On June 7th, 1979, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service charged Chuck Berry with three counts of tax evasion. Just hours later, he performed at a concert for President Jimmy Carter on the front lawn of the White House. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Elvis Presley once said that he had never tasted alcohol. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When MCA Records offered the English, New Wave band The Fix a contract in 1980, they were worried about the potential drug-user implication of the band's name. As a compromise, the band added a second "x" and they became The Fixx, who would go on to have six Billboard Top 20 hits and two number one albums over the next eight years. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1972, After a show at Imperial College in London, New York Dolls' drummer, 21 year old Billy Murcia, is accidentally suffocated when his girlfriend tries to wake him by forcing him to drink coffee after he passed out from drugs and alcohol. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Glen Campbell's "Witchita Lineman" was the most played song on Country radio in the last century. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Although he was named Johnny Allen Hendrix at birth, his tombstone reads James M. "Jimi" Hendrix. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Cher auditioned for the part of Bonnie in the Bonnie And Clyde film, but lost out to Faye Dunaway. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: George Young, who co-founded AC/DC along with his brothers Angus and Malcolm, was the lead guitarist for a band called The Easybeats, who scored a Billboard Top 20 hit in 1967 with "Friday On My Mind". #RockTrivia