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Monday, April 28, 201404/28/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 4/28

51 years ago today in 1963 (April 28th), 19-year-old Andrew Oldham saw what band’s first performance at the Crawdaddy Club in London? He signed on as their manager the next day.

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Friday, April 25, 201404/25/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 4/24

In the mid-1960s, David Bowie took the Bowie stage name. He changed it to avoid confusion with another rising star in the music business. Who is that other star that had a name similar to Bowie’s birth name?

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Wednesday, April 23, 201404/23/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 4/23

What was the nickname given by Eric Clapton to the Fender Stratocaster he used onstage and in the studio between 1970 and 1985. In 1985, it was retired due to issues with the neck. In 2004, it was sold at auction for $959,500 to support the Crossroads Centre, a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation centre founded by Clapton. The final bid was cast by the music chain Guitar Center.

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Tuesday, April 22, 201404/22/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 4/22

It’s always interesting to hear the stories about how bands get their name. Jim Morrison named his band – The Doors – after the title of a 1950s essay called “The Doors of Perception” by Aldous Huxley. That essay was based on the writing of what 18th century poet — who wrote “When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite.”

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Monday, April 21, 201404/21/2014

3 O’clock School of Rock – 4/21

It’s pretty common nowadays for artists to license their music for use in commercials. But, decades ago it was not. Many artists felt that it compromised the integrity of their music. However, the thinking on that changed. Led Zeppelin’s Rock and Roll was used in a commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl in 2003. It was the first time Led Zeppelin’s music had been licensed for commercial use. What product was being advertised while the music of Led Zeppelin played?

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Thursday, April 17, 201404/17/2014

3 O’Clock School of Rock – 4/17

Lyrics challenge: In what song can you find these lyrics? “He’d headed west ’cause he felt that a change would do him good. See some old friends, good for the soul.”

Ronny James Dio van Heaven and Hell.

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?

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