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Tuesday, June 3, 201406/03/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 6/2

The late John Lennon once said “If there hadn’t been _________, there would not have been the Beatles.” What musician was he referring to?

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Thursday, May 29, 201405/29/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/28

On 7/7/77, Styx released their breakthrough album. It contained two Top 40 hits. What was that album?

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Thursday, May 29, 201405/29/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/27

On May 27th, 1987, the sound system at a rock concert in Rome was so loud, neighbors thought an earthquake had hit and they flooded the emergency lines with panicked calls. What band was performing?

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Friday, May 23, 201405/23/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/23

This drummer died young. He was just 32 when he passed away in 1978. He was known for his intense playing style and destructive stunts. On the “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”, he loaded his drums with explosives. They went off at the end of the performance, leaving his band mate with permanent hearing damage.

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Thursday, May 22, 201405/22/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/22

43 years ago today, The Rolling Stones 16th album hit #1 on the charts. The album, released in April of 1971, had retailers complaining that the album cover’s design was causing damage to the vinyl albums – because they were stacked for shipments. What is the name of the Rolling Stones album that was released in 1971 and had a cover design that caused damage to the albums when they were stacked for shipment?

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Wednesday, May 21, 201405/21/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/21

It wasn’t exactly a rock ‘n’ roll love story. After a producer put Janis Joplin and one of rock’s famous frontmen together, it didn’t go so well. After some drinks, Janis busted a bottle of Southern Comfort over his head…knocking him out cold. Although she had no interest in a relationship after the incident, he was reportedly infatuated with her and asked the producer for her phone number. Sources say he was heartbroken that she wasn’t interested.

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Tuesday, May 20, 201405/20/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/20

Lyrics challenge: “Well, I suppose you’re thinking. I bet he’s sinking or he wouldn’t get in touch with me.” In what song will you find those lyrics?

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Monday, May 19, 201405/19/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/19

It wasn’t uncommon for Michael Jackson to recruit the best rock guitarists for his albums. Eddie Van Halen helped out with Beat It on the Thriller album. When it came time for Jackson to put together his 1992 Dangerous album, what rock guitarist can you hear wailing on Black or White and Give in to Me?

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Wednesday, May 14, 201405/14/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/14

Michael McDonald was recruited by The Doobie Brothers in 1975 when lead singer Tom Johnston became ill. McDonald eventually became a full-time member of the band. The band’s album Minute by Minute contained a song written by McDonald and Kenny Loggins – it went to number one on the charts and earned the songwriting duo a Grammy for Record of the Year. What is that song?

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Tuesday, May 13, 201405/13/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 5/13

29 years ago today (5/13/85), Bruce Springsteen married an actress in a secret ceremony. They divorced nearly four years later. She appeared near the end of the video for Glory Days. Who did Bruce marry in 1985?

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