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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young once worked as a sewing-machine mechanic in a bra factory. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The first time the original members of the Eagles played together was as a backing band for Linda Ronstadt at Disneyland. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The four members of The Monkees were each paid $450 per episode in the first season of their TV show. Although their salary was raised to $750 for the second season, they received virtually nothing for their merchandising. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Many of the sets and props used by Screen Gems for The Monkees' TV show were left over from The Three Stooges short films. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Billboard magazine columnist Maurie Orodenker started to use the term "rock-and-roll" to describe upbeat recordings in 1942. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The worldwide merchandising and licensing of Elvis Presley memorabilia generates $32 million a year. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Paul McCartney once said that he bought his first violin shaped Hofner bass guitar in 1961 because "I couldn't afford a Fender." In 1963 he aquired a second 500/1 and the following year was presented a third from Hofner, this one with gold-plated hardware. #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 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 Despite all of the hits that they've had, The Who have never had a number one record in the UK or the US. #RockTrivia