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.
That Time the Beatles Were Offered $30 Million to Reunite
On Jan. 16, 1976, promoter Bill Sargent made a reunion offer that only the Beatles could refuse.
The History of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s BBC Ban
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.
How ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Became the Beatles’ First Misstep
Televisions across Britain were taken over by a surreal adventure on Boxing Day in 1967.
Why Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Was Once Seized After a Show
They were one of the hottest acts in the country at the time.
Revisiting Bob Dylan’s First Single, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’
The song failed to dent the charts, ultimately making it one of his most collectible records.
The Day Bill Wyman Walked Away From the Rolling Stones
After playing with the band for more than 30 years, Bill Wyman walked away from the Rolling Stones in December 1992.
Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart on ‘Muscle of Love’
The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.
When the Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers
He's is alive and well, but a well-placed rumor had some thinking otherwise.
When the Beatles Received a $230 Million Reunion Offer
The man who made the offer, promoter Sid Bernstein, was no stranger to the Fab Four.
The Day Led Zeppelin Made Their Live Debut
When the Yardbirds fell apart, Jimmy Page put together an all new version of the band.
Why Fleetwood Mac Ended the ‘Tusk’ Tour With Boiling Tensions
The tour played to sold-out venues, but everyone knew they needed a break afterward.
When Janis Joplin Became a Star With ‘Cheap Thrills’
One of the most dynamic singers of her generation set the template for anyone standing behind a microphone.