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Monday, April 14, 201404/14/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 4/14

By 1974, Deep Purple had gone through some personnel changes, and Ritchie Blackmore decided to start another band. He worked with Ronnie James Dio on this new band and eventually left Deep Purple. What was Ritchie’s new band?

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Thursday, April 10, 201404/10/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 4/10

John Mellencamp wasn’t thrilled when he found out in 1975 that his label had renamed him Johnny Cougar. Over the years, he changed it to John Cougar…then John Cougar Mellencamp…and then finally John Mellencamp. What year did he officially become John Mellencamp with the release of the album “Whenever We Wanted”?

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Wednesday, April 9, 201404/09/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 4/9

When The Doors released their first single, it failed to reach the top 100 on the charts. Despite that, the band often played the song at their live shows and it’s one of their signature songs. What was the first single released by The Doors?

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Tuesday, April 8, 201404/08/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 4/8

What superstar sang on and co-wrote Fame with David Bowie?

Lynyrd Skynyrd performing live at The O2 Arena.

Monday, April 7, 201404/07/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 4/7

In 1973, Lynyrd Skynyrd released their signature song – Free Bird. It’s one of the most requested songs of all time and is often used as a finale at their live shows. The song was written as a tribute to a musician. Who was it written as tribute to?

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Tuesday, April 1, 201404/01/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 4/1

David Lee Roth left Van Halen in April 1st (no joke) in 1985. Later that year, he assembled a solo band and released Eat ‘Em and Smile. Who was David Lee Roth’s guitarist?

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Tuesday, April 1, 201404/01/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 3/27

Alice Cooper’s father, grandfather and father-in-law all held the same profession. What were they?

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Tuesday, April 1, 201404/01/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 3/28

On March 28, 1986 (28 years ago today), more than 6,000 radio stations of all formats played one song simultaneously at 9:15am (Central time). What was the song?

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Thursday, March 13, 201403/13/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 3/13

Through the years, numerous artists have covered the song “All Along the Watchtower”. The song is most closely associated with Jimi Hendrix, but he is not the artist who wrote the song or first performed it. Who did write “All Along the Watchtower”?

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Tuesday, March 11, 201403/11/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 3/11

It was 29 years ago this week that “We are the World” was released. The charity single featured 46 music stars and was primarily written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. It raised nearly 50 million dollars for charity. Where did the money raised from the single go to?

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