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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Jim Sundquist and Phil Humphrey, who had a #5 Billboard hit in 1960 with a novelty tune called "Mule Skinner Blues", called themselves The Fendermen because they both played Fender guitars and connected them to the same amplifier. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Angela Lansbury, famous for her starring role in the TV series Murder She Wrote, played Elvis' mother in the film Blue Hawaii. She was only 35 years old when the movie was filmed, just 10 years older than Elvis. In later years, Lansbury would say that she regards Blue Hawaii as the low point in her acting career. #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: When an interviewer asked Paul Simon "What's the smartest thing you ever heard anybody in Rock 'n' Roll say?", Simon answered "Be bop-a-lula, she's my baby." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When asked if he thought Ringo was the best drummer in the world, John Lennon replied "Ringo's not even the best drummer in The Beatles." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Brenda Lee's Christmas classic "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" was recorded in July, with an air conditioner chilling the studio and a Christmas tree set up to get the musicians in the holiday spirit. #RockTrivia

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: From 1968 to 1970, Jim Morrison lived at the humble Alta Cienega Motel in Los Angeles, in a room with no telephone. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: As a child, Brian Wilson's mother told him that dogs could pick up vibrations from people, so that a dog would bark at "bad vibrations." In 1966, Wilson turned that idea into The Beach Boys' number one hit "Good Vibrations". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Sherrell Paris of The Paris Sisters, who reached #5 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1961 with "I Love How You Love Me", went on to serve as Bob Barker's personal assistant on the US TV show The Price Is Right. #RockTrivia