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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day Several of the major forces in the world of Rock 'n' Roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Engelbert Humperdinck in the late '60s, '70's and '80s. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The first man to have a guitar amplifier that went up to "11", Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel is celebrating his 69th birthday today. #RockTrivia

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 Milton Gabler, the producer of Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock", was an uncle by marriage to actor Billy Crystal. Billy inducted Gabler into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993. #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

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In January, 1966, The Four Seasons had three hit records on the Billboard Pop chart under three different names. "Working My Way Back To You" was issued using their regular name, "Don't Think Twice" had been credited to The Wonder Who and "(You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself" was released as a Frankie Valli solo record with the rest of The Seasons singing back-up on the track. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day On this date in 1970, The Grateful Dead were arrested for possession of LSD and barbiturates in New Orleans. This event would later inspire their song “Truckin’”. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The last song Janis Joplin recorded before her death was "Happy Trails", the theme song to The Roy Rogers Show, as a birthday greeting for John Lennon. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day In 2009, Buddy Holly's widow, Maria Elena Holly Santiago, told MassLive.com that she liked Don McLean's song "American Pie", but disagreed with its central premise. "Buddy may not be here, but the music has not died," she said. "It is still alive and well." #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day The very first CD available for commercial release was Billy Joel's "52nd Street", issued in Japan in 1982. The first CD pressed in the United States for commercial release was Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA". #RockTrivia