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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chubby Checker believes his 1960 #1 hit, "The Twist", written by Hank Ballard, was never about dancing, but about sex, saying "It was probably the dirtiest song that was recorded." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day We are sure many of you remember when The Beatles first came to the US, but how many of you remember that on the day they arrived, ice cream maker Baskin-Robbins released a flavor of ice cream called "Beatle-Nut"? #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Elvis' 1968 "comeback special" helped restore his popularity. Yet to get Presley to agree to it, producer Steve Binder had to first convince him that he wasn't The King anymore by taking him down to Sunset Boulevard to see if he'd get mobbed. He didn't. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1957 Bill Haley & His Comets began their tour of the U.K. as the first American rock star to tour the U.K. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Three songs on The Beach Boys' album "20/20" have connections to murder. "Never Learn Not To Love", although credited to Dennis Wilson, was actually a re-worked version of a song written by Charles Manson called "Cease To Exist". "Cotton Fields" was written by Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, who was convicted of murdering a family member in 1918. "I Can Hear Music" was co-written by Phil Spector, who was handed a life sentence for killing actress Lana Clarkson on February 3rd, 2003. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Just 3 percent of all of the songs that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 have led for 10 weeks or more. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Chuck Berry once punched Keith Richards in the face while leaving a nightclub in 1981. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Former Cream star backed Roger Waters of Pink Floyd on an 1984 tour. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Leo Fender, who founded the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, whose products included the iconic Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, never learned to play the instruments which he made a career of building. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The shortest record to reach the Billboard Top 40 was "Some Kind-A Earthquake" by Duane Eddy. This seldom heard instrumental, which is only one minute, seventeen seconds long, reached #37 in 1959. #RockTrivia