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.
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The Day John Lennon Got His Green Card to Stay in the U.S.
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How the Beatles Broke Barriers by Headlining the Budokan in Japan
The celebrated venue would eventually become closely associated with rock 'n' roll concerts.
The Day the Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
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Why Genesis’ Still-Overlooked Debut LP Made Such a Small Splash
'From Genesis to Revelation' seems to be most remembered for its lack of sales, which is a real shame.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
This single, written just a few days prior to the session, found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
The resulting controversy sparked death threats, becoming one of the reasons why they decided to stop touring.
The Death of Bon Scott
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The Day the Beatles Met the Maharishi
A quest for answers to some of life's larger questions led them to Rishikesh, India.
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The world of rock music – and American culture in general – was turned upside down.
The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show
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