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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

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day According to Peter Noone, the quick guitar riff on Herman's Hermits' 1965 hit, "Silhouettes", was played by future Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The 1969 LP "Abby Road" features the only original UK Beatles album sleeve to show neither the artist name nor the album title on its front cover. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day After Sam Phillips built a new recording studio in 1959, the original Sun Records building at 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, became a warehouse for auto parts. In 1987, the original building was reopened as Sun Studio, a recording label and tourist attraction. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this day in 1963, The Beatles saw their second release, "Please Please Me", reach the top of the UK singles chart. No one seemed to care that during one verse, John and Paul can clearly be heard singing different words. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The lyrics to Bill Haley's recording of "Shake, Rattle And Roll" that said I'm like one-eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store, were ironic because Haley himself was blind in one eye since the age of four. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When The Beach Boys album "That's Why God Made the Radio" peaked at #3 in the Summer of 2012, it became the band's first Top Ten LP of original material in 49 years. #RockTrivia