Dave Swanson is a writer and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He has spent a lifetime obsessed with all things Rock & Roll. Dave has written for a variety of publications including Shindig!, Bucketful Of Brains, The Cleveland Scene and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He hosts his own radio show, has promoted concerts and played in several bands including, but not limited to, Rainy Day Saints, New Salem Witch Hunters, The Cynics, Chamber Strings, Guided By Voices, Death Of Samantha, and Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army. Favorite bands-Cheap Trick, The Monkees, Sparks, Motorhead, Beach Boys, Rockpile, XTC,Van Der Graaf Generator, Sweet, Bob Dylan,etc. Favortie color- paisley. Sign-Scorpio. Favorite Movies-Love And Death, Don't Look Back & Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Political party-Mod & Rocker. Religion-Rock & Roll. His biggest regret is having no regrets. If not playing, writing, reading about, listening to, or discussing music, he is most likely dead.
40 Years Ago: John Lennon Gets Green Card to Stay in the U.S.
John Lennon was always one to say what was on his mind and never one to shy away from controversy.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Headline The Budokan In Japan
The Beatles overcame cultural differences while becoming the first rock band to perform at Tokyo's famous venue.
The Day the Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
On Monday, March 25, 1968, the final episode of The Monkees aired over the NBC airwaves.
Revisiting T. Rex’s Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
Marc Bolan's star began to fade after T-Rex's 'Tanx,' but not before leaving us with one more classic LP.
The Story of Genesis’ Debut Album, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
Written just a few days prior to the session, "From Me to You" found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time.
The Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Meet the Maharishi
The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, india on Feb. 15, 1968.
The Day the Beatles Changed the World
On Feb. 9, 1964, the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show
On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut.
40 Years Ago: The Beatles Offered $30 Million to Reunite
On Jan. 16, 1976, promoter Bill Sargent made a reunion offer that only the Beatles could refuse.