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.
55 Years Ago: Stuart Sutcliffe Leaves the Beatles
In July 1961, Stu Sutcliffe left the Beatles to continue his art career and be with his German girlfriend, Astrid Kirschherr.
45 Years Ago: John Lennon Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by U.S. immigration authorities to leave the United States.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video Premieres
On March 14, 1968, BBC1's Top of the Pops TV program premiered a new video clip by the Beatles for their new single "Lady Madonna."
How Thin Lizzy’s ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Became Their Unintended Goodbye
Phil Lynott was growing frustrated with various aspects of Thin Lizzy. He also had a growing heroin problem.
The Day Buffalo Springfield Formed
The key for many an aspiring band in the mid-'60s was to take a few things from the Beatles playbook and mix in lessons learned from Bob Dylan.
The Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.
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.
Top 10 David Bowie Lyrics
Focus on the image if you want. David Bowie certainly went a long way to get people to pay attention to it.
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.
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.
The Day John Lennon Died
John Lennon's life was tragically cut short by four bullets from an assassin's gun on Dec. 8, 1980.