Rock and roll: Relive your past with top 15 amazing rock ‘n’ roll facts

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Rock and roll is a broader musical genre that involves a wide range of styles that combined from both rock and roll. Read on this below article and self-test your rock and roll knowledge with our rich source of amazing rock ‘n’ roll facts that can relive your past.

Top 15 amazing rock ‘n’ roll facts

1. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queen has the longest-running fan club.

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Rock and roll music facts

2. Do you know facts that the first CD that was pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.

3. Pink Floyd's original name was Sigma 6. The band included Roger Waters on bass, Nick Mason on drums, Richard Wright on keyboard, Bob Close on guitar, and Syd Barretalso on guitar. With Syd's influence, the band changed their name to The Pink Floyd Sound, named after Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

4. Stevie Ray Vaughan was the guitarist on David Bowie's "Let's Dance" album "Yesterday" first appeared in 1965. By 1967, there were 466 versions of the song. Nowadays there are more than 4000 versions.

5. The highest-paid performer at Woodstock was Jimi Hendrix with $18,000.

rock and roll music facts

Rock and roll music facts

6. Jim Morrison found the name "The Doors" for his rock band in the title of Aldous Huxley's book "The Doors Of Perception", which extolls the use of hallucinogenic drugs.

7. The group UB40 took their name from the form used by the unemployment office in Britain.

8. According to Paul McCartney, the "you" in "Got to Get You Into My Life" was marijuana.

9. There is only one line in Pink Floyd's "One Of These Days." Nick Mason, the drummer recorded the line ... "One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces." That is the only line he ever sang on a Floyd album. He is also the only member to play on every Pink Floyd album.

10. AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young worked in a bra factory as a sewing-machine mechanic.

11. Paul McCartney performed at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony for just one pound (about $1.50).

Rock and roll music facts

Rock and roll music facts

12. Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" is named after the route that goes through Bob's home state, Minesota, and enters the Mississippi delta.

13. In Freddie Mercury's video "The Great Pretender", one of the women that sing with him is actually the band's drummer Roger Taylor disguised as one.

14. Jimi Hendrix wrote “Purple Haze” after dreaming about walking under the sea.

Rock and roll music facts

Rock and roll music facts

15. Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, he didn't write a single one.

Did you enjoy them? Above facts are not all, but are most of rock and roll facts that surely challenged your knowledge. Now you can also check others from our wide range of facts, it may be film facts, art facts or even animal facts, plant facts and much more.

Source: thesound.co.nz

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