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Q1) What was the first year of the Miramichi Rock 'N' Roll Festival?
A1)1995, it was called the Rock 'N' Roll weekend back then.

Q2) What was Elvis' middle name?
A2) Elvis Aron Presley was born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, 30 minutes after his brother Jesse was stillborn.

Q3) What was the first number one song to have a playing time of more than 4 minutes?
A3) The Animals 1964 classic "House of the Rising Sun".

(Q4) What was the first record to sell a million copies?
(A4) "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" recorded by The Glen Miller Orchestra in 1942.

(Q5) Who was the first inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
(A5) In 1986 Chuck Berry along with a number of other performers and non performers were inducted. Berry was first because the selection was done in alphabetical order

(Q6) What is the most recorded song in history?
(A6) Released in the U.S. in 1965 "Yesterday" has been covered more than 3000 times. Paul wrote the song but the other 3 Beatles disliked it so much they refused to release it in the U.K. It was eventually released there in March, 1966.

(Q7) What was The Eagles claim to fame before they were The Eagles?
(A7) Founding members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon toured for 2 months as the backing group for Ronstadt before forming The Eagles.

(Q8) What was the first CD pressed in the United States for commercial release ?
(A8) "Born in the U.S.A." was released June 4, 1984 by Bruce Springsteen.

(Q9) "Wild Thing" by The Troggs holds what distinction ?
(A9) It was released in the U.S. by Atco and Fontana records, both claiming they owned the rights.

(Q10) What reason did James Brown's wife use in an attempt to get a traffic ticket thrown out ?
(A10) In June 1988 she claimed Diplomatic Immunity because her husband was the "Ambassador of Soul" and therefore the ticket should be dismissed.

(Q11) Who are the personalities in the five pictures directly above ?
(A11) From left to right they are Elvis, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson Jr.(The Big Bopper) and Alan Freed, the disc jockey credited with coining the term "Rock and Roll".

(Q12) What was Martha Reeves first job?
(A12) She was a secretary at Motown Records and one of her duties was to supervise a young Stevie Wonder. She later was the lead for the group Martha and the Vandellas.

(Q13) Who backed Dick and Dee Dee when they toured California High Schools in 1963?
(A13) The Beach Boys. Unfortunately for Dick and Dee Dee the guys could only play songs in the key of C forcing them to sing very low.

(Q14) How many number one records have The Who charted in the U.S.?
(A14) None

(Q15) What name did Sonny and Cher first perform by?
(A15) Caesar and Cleo. They were also called the first hippies of mainstream.

(Q16) What is the connection between Andy Warhol and The Rolling Stones?
(A16) Warhol created the tongue emblem that first appeared on the "Sticky Fingers" album.

(Q17) What did writer Douglas Adams have to do with Pink Floyd?
(A17) Besides using references to various Pink Floyd songs in his "Hitchiker" trilogy he named the 1994 "Division Bell" album.

(Q18) What was the first Beatles song to go to number one on the Billboard chart?
(A18) Released in 1963 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was also recorded in German, "Komm, gib mir deine Hand" (Come, give me your hand).

(Q19) What was Chuck Berry's only number one song?
(A19) "My Ding-a-Ling". He had been singing the novelty song for years but only when he included it on a live album in 1970 did it gain popularity.

(Q20) How did the group Three Dog Night come by their name?
(A20) Originally known as Redwood, they changed the name based on an article describing how Australian Aborigines slept with their dogs, the coldest night being a three dog night.

(Q21) How did Barry Manilow earn his living before having a hit record?
(A21) He was a page at CBS and later was Bette Midler's musical director. He then wrote commercial jingles for companies such as State Farm Insurance, Band-Aid, Stridex, KFC, McDonalds, Dr. Peper and Pepsi.

(Q22) Who once boxed under the name "Kid Chocolate"?
(A22) Lee Dorsey.

(Q23) Who carries the title "loudest group in the world"?
(A23) Pink Floyd. Rumour has it that while playing in front of a lake in London in 1970 the group was so loud a number of fish were killed.

(Q24) Who wrote Petula Clark's hit "This is my Song"?
(A24) Originally composed as an instumental theme to the 1957 movie "The Countess from Hong Kong", Charlie Chaplin wanted Al Jolsen to sing it, unfortunately Jolsen had passed away long before so it was given to Clark.

(Q25) Who was the lead singer for "The Archies" ?
(A25) Ron Dante.

(Q26) What is the name of Randy Bachman's theatre show?
(A26) "Every Song Tells a Story".

(Q27) What was the first video to appear on MTV?
(A27) "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. The second song played was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".