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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: 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: 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: The Four Seasons' hit, "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)", was originally written by Bob Gaudio as "December 5th, 1933". After some prodding by Frankie Valli, Gaudio reworked the lyrics and the melody into the song that topped both the US and UK charts in 1976. #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: 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: Ian Thomas, who reached #34 in the US with "Painted Ladies" in 1973, is the brother of Dave Thomas, who played Doug McKenzie of The McKenzie Brothers as well as appearing in the TV show Grace Under Fire with Brett Butler. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The largest group to ever have a hit record on the Billboard Top 40 was The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The 375 voice ensemble reached #13 with "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" in 1959. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The first song known to have used a multi-track recording technique was "How High the Moon" by Les Paul in 1951. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Lynyrd Skynyrd is most often associated with the song "Sweet Home Alabama", but the band was actually formed in Jacksonville, Florida. #RockTrivia