Tuesday, May 20, 2008

ROCK TRIVIA

Despite all of the hits that they've had, The Who have never had a number one record in the UK or the US.

Alice Cooper was once elected Homecoming Queen for the University Of Houston.

While playing in front of a large lake at the Crystal Palace Bowl in London in 1970, Pink Floyd played so loud, a number of fish were killed.

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses married Erin Everly, Don Everly's daughter. The marriage lasted 27 days.

Eric Clapton was born to an unwed mother and to shield him from the shame, Eric grew up believing that his grandparents were his parents and his mother was his sister.

Grand Funk Railroad took their name from a Michigan landmark, "The Grand Trunk Railroad".

Jimi Hendrix was thrown out of high school for holding the hand of a white girl in class.

Gene Simmons of KISS is a former elementary school teacher.

The Electric Light Orchestra has had twenty Top 40 Hits, but have never had a number one record.

Sonny and Cher were initially known as Caesar and Cleo.

Throughout their career, Ringo received far more fan mail than any of the other Beatles.

Fleetwood Mac's former guitarist, Lindsay Buckingham has a brother named Greg who won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers, who died of a cocaine overdose, once had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In 1958, the Esso Research Center reported that "tuning in rock & roll music on a car radio can cost a motorist money, because the rhythm can cause a driver to unconsciously jiggle the gas pedal, thus wasting fuel."

SOURCE : The Bone

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