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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Steven Tyler of Aerosmith will not allow anyone to refer to him as Steve. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When Paul McCartney and John Lennon first played "She Loves You" for Paul's dad, he said "That's very nice son, but there's enough of these Americanisms around. Couldn't you sing "She loves you, yes, yes, yes!". #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In early 1967, Elvis Presley bought a 163 acre Mississippi ranch he dubbed The Circle G for $300,000. One of the horses he bought for the ranch was a mare that he named after William B. Ingram, who was the mayor of Memphis at the time. He called her Mare Ingram. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In contrast to The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", which took 129 days to record, Paul McCartney's first album with Wings, "Wild Life", was recorded in just over a week, with five of the eight tracks being first takes. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day While waiting for producer Jim Hilton to arrive, Iron Butterfly ran through "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" as a soundcheck for engineer Don Casale, who had started the tape rolling. When it was played back, everyone agreed that the band couldn't improve on it. It's that seventeen minute "soundcheck" that appears on the multi-platinum album. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this day in 1974, J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf married Faye Dunaway. The couple would divorce in 1979. Love Stinks. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day When Elvis bought Graceland for he and his parents to live in, he said he wanted to create "the most beautiful bedroom in Memphis" for his mother. Gladys, however had other priorities. She wanted to add a chicken coop and a hog pen. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The Everly Brothers turned down the chance to be the first to record "Lay Lady Lay" because when they heard Bob Dylan sing it for them, they mis-heard the lyrics as "Lay lady lay, lay across my big breasts, babe." Thinking it was a song about lesbians, they politely declined. #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 Keith Richards has often said that he came up with the guitar riff and some of the lyrics for the song "Satisfaction" in his sleep. #RockTrivia