Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Rock ‘N’ Roll Facts That Are So Hardcore You’ll Think We Made Them Up.

You might love rock-and-roll, but how much do you know about the legends who made it what it is today? Years ago, rock-and-roll wasn't just a genre: It was a window into an alternative, progressive lifestyle that no one had ever seen before.

Below are some little-known and fascinating facts about the history of rock-and-roll, the people who created it, and the legends that are still beloved today. You'll never guess what one KISS band member was doing before he made it big.

#1. "Wild Thing” was written by Angelina Jolie's uncle, Chip Taylor.

"Wild Thing” was written by Angelina Jolie's uncle, Chip Taylor.

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

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

#3. Pink Floyd's original name was Sigma 6.

Pink Floyd's original name was Sigma 6.

#4. Little Richard once said, "The blues had an illegitimate baby and we named it rock 'n' roll." This may be a reference to then-DJ Alan Freed's popularization of the phrase, which was slang for having sex.

Little Richard once said, "The blues had an illegitimate baby and we named it rock 'n' roll."  This may be a reference to then-DJ Alan Freed's popularization of the phrase, which was slang for having sex.

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#5. Jimi Hendrix was the highest-paid performer at Woodstock. He was paid $18,000.

Jimi Hendrix was the highest-paid performer at Woodstock. He was paid $18,000.

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