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.
The Day Sid Vicious Died
On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.
How Black Sabbath Brought It All in Focus on Their Masterpiece ‘Paranoid’
Black Sabbath's second album would prove to be not only one of the most defining moments of their catalog, but also for heavy metal.
The History of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s BBC Ban
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Take Their First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.
45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Was Seized
Grand Funk Railroad were sued by manager Terry Knight in December 1972.
55 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases His First Single, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’
Bob Dylan's debut single, 'Mixed-Up Confusion,' was released on Dec. 14, 1962
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.
Neil Young’s Solo Debut Album Showed Hints of His Potential
Neil Young released his self-titled solo debut album on Nov. 23, 1968.
The History of the Ramones’ ‘Rocket to Russia’
The Ramones released 'Rocket to Russia' on Nov. 4, 1977.
Keith Moon Plays His Last Who Concert
The end of the Who's 1976 tour, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on Oct. 21, 1976, marked the last concert for their drummer, Keith Moon.
Billy Joe Royal Dies at 73
Singer-songwriter Billy Joe Royal, best known for a handful of hits in the mid-to-late '60s, has died.
The Day the Jimi Hendrix Experience Formed
On Oct. 6, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience were born.