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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In the 1990s, Gerry Polci, the drummer for The Four Seasons who sang lead on "Oh, What A Night", was married to Frankie Valli's daughter Toni. They have since divorced. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Christmas song "Silver Bells" was first titled "Tinkle Bells" until co-composer Jay Livingston's wife told him "tinkle" had another meaning. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1982, in one of the most successful duets in Christmas music history, and surely the strangest, 30-year-old David Bowie and 73-year-old Bing Crosby achieved the number one song in the UK with "Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy". The song had been recorded in September, 1977 when Crosby was in Great Britain to tape a TV special called Merrie Olde Christmas. Having him share a number with Bowie was the brainchild of producers Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion. After the recording circulated as a bootleg for several years, RCA decided to issue it as a single. It has since become a holiday standard, but it is entirely possible that neither Crosby or Bowie were familiar with each other's work. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Sonny Bono is the only member of US Congress to have scored a #1 Pop single on the Billboard Hot 100. (It was 1965's "I Got You Babe".) #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Zombies 1964 #2 smash, "She's Not There", was only the third song that Rod Argent ever wrote. He was just eighteen at the time. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Lemon Pipers, who reached #1 in the US in 1968 with "Green Tambourine", first gained notoriety by reaching the finals in the Ohio Battle Of The Bands in 1967, losing out to The James Gang. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this date in 1979, The Eagles, Chicago and Linda Ronstadt perform at a benefit show for the presidential campaign for California governor Jerry Brown, who also happens to be Ronstadt's boyfriend. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: In the late 1950s, Elvis Presley's backing band, Bill Black, Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana were paid a weekly salary of $200 when they were working and a $100 a week retainer when they weren't. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On this day in 1966, for reasons that are never fully explained, a Los Angeles radio station announces that Mick Jagger had died. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: On December 9th, 1967, Jim Morrison became the first Rock artist ever to be arrested on stage during a performance when he was led away on charges of inciting a riot, indecency and public obscenity. #RockTriiva