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.
#2. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queen has the longest-running fan club.
#3. 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.
#5. Jimi Hendrix was the highest-paid performer at Woodstock. He was paid $18,000.
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