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 Death of Bon Scott
AC/DC's frontman had been out drinking with friends, when the casual evening took a terrible turn.
The Day the Beatles Met the Maharishi
A quest for answers to some of life's larger questions led them to Rishikesh, India.
When the Beatles Changed Everything on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’
The world of rock music – and American culture in general – was turned upside down.
The Day Sid Vicious Died
The Sex Pistols' infamous bassist was only 21 years old.
How Black Sabbath Brought It All in Focus on Their Masterpiece ‘Paranoid’
This would prove to be one of the most defining moments of their catalog, and 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.
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.
Why ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’ Flopped as Bob Dylan’s First Single
It failed to dent the charts, ultimately making this 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.
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.