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Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Twenty-two different labels rejected Janis Ian's "Society's Child" before Verve / Folkways Records took a chance on it. The song rose to #14 and was eventually certified Platinum for sales of over one million copies sold in the US. #RockTrivia #JanisJoplin

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The words "Da Doo Ron Ron" started out as being gibberish filler while Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry worked out the lyrics to a new number they were writing. When nothing else came to them, they not only kept the phrase in the song, it ended up being used as the title to the now classic Rock tune by The Crystals. #RockTrivia

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: When Gary Paxton put a group of musicians together to record the novelty song "Alley-Oop", he thought it was to fulfill his contract obligation to his former label, Brent Records. According to drummer Sandy Nelson, "all the participants were hopelessly drunk on cider by the time they recorded the song." #RockTrivia GaryPaxton #AlleyOop

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: America reached #8 in the US with "Ventura Highway" in 1973. Although no such highway exists, there is a Ventura County in California and Highway 101 runs through it. #RockTrivia #AmericatheBand #America #Hwy101

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Brian Wilson and Mike Love got the inspiration for The Beach Boys' hit "Fun, Fun" Fun" after drummer Dennis Wilson said about his girlfriend, "We'll have fun 'til her daddy takes the T'bird away". #RockTrivia #BeachBoys #TheBeachBoys #BrianWilson #FunFunFun

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Beatles hit "Ticket To Ride" was written after John Lennon and Paul McCartney had visited Paul's cousin's operated a pub in the seaside town of Ryde. The journey took place after the pair had purchased a ferry ticket to Ryde. #RockTrivia #TheBealtes

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Bubble Puppy's 1969, #14 hit "Hot Smoke and Sasafrass" was inspired by an episode of the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies where Granny said "Hot smoke and sassafras, Jethro, can't you do anything right?" #RockTrivia #BeverlyHillbillies

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Song writer Jim Steinman first offered "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" to Meatloaf, but the two couldn't reach a financial agreement. Australian group Air Supply later had a Billboard #2 hit with it. Steinman also gave Meatloaf the first chance at "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", but it was Bonnie Tyler who took it to the top of the UK and US charts. #RockTrivia #Meatloaf

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: The Band's Robbie Robertson said that when he wrote "The Weight", the line about pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' 'bout half past dead, the town was actually Nazareth, Pennsylvania because they make legendary Martin Guitars there. #Nazareth #MartinGuitars #RobbieRobertson #TheBand

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day

Rock n' Roll Trivia of the Day: Only two Lennon / McCartney songs have ever topped the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist other than The Beatles. They were "A World Without Love" by Peter and Gordon in 1964 and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" by Elton John in 1975. #RockTrivia #TheBeatles #EltonJohn