It's Musical Monday everybody!! How about a little Rock and Roll Trivia to start off the week?
B.B. King's first name is Riley. During his early years in Memphis, he was given the nickname of
" The Beale Street Blues Boy ". It was later shortened to "Blues Boy", and finally abbreviated to B.B.
The lyrics for The Byrds big hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!", were taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes!
Dr. John, The Night Tripper, must have been a beautiful baby. His baby face once graced the cover of the Ivory Snow box.
( ...additional trivia. The first 2 Big Porn Stars of the 70's were of course Linda Lovelace, and Marylin" Behind the Green Door" Chambers...Marylin was also an Ivory Snow box girl. Only she was a wholesome Mom! )
Woodstock was definately a life or death situation for some of the 400,ooo+ attendee's. During the week-end event, there were 3 deaths, 2 births, and 4 miscarriages!!
One of THE greatest Rock Icons, And Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Chuck Berry.....had his only #1 hit in 1972 when he was well past his prime! The novelty tune..."My Ding-a-Ling"....
Elvis Presley allegedly had an aversion to soap and water. He would only give himself sponge baths without fully immersing himself. Fortunately for his friends, he took a liking to BRUT cologne!
Chubby Checker was given his stage name by the wife of Dick Clark...She thought he looked a little like Fats Domino...
Alice Cooper's pet Boa Constrictor that used to appear on-stage with him, was named Yvonne!
Three Dog Night got their unusual name from the Australian Aborigines. To ward off the cold night air they would curl up with their dogs for warmth....The chillier the night, the more dogs!
Buddy Holley and the Crickets were the very 1st white performers to appear at Harlems famed
Apollo Theater ( August 16, 1957 )
The last Beatle Album, " Abbey Road ", had a song that segued out of "Carry That Weight", and was essentially the last song on their last album, the song?....."The End"!
The Chipmunks got their name from the Head Honchos at Liberty Records...Alvin Bennett, Theodore Keep, and Simon Waronker!!
......And finally, the acoustics of bathroom tiles resonate to bass and baritone voices, but NOT soprano. This may help explain why it seems that there are a disproportionate number of men shower-singers!!...Hope you had a glorious week-end and Mother's Day.... Peace