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 John Lennon Got His Green Card to Stay in the U.S.
John Lennon was always one to say what was on his mind and never one to shy away from controversy.
The Day Stuart Sutcliffe Left the Beatles
He quit to concentrate on art upon the conclusion of their second residency in Hamburg, Germany.
When John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
His political activism first attracted the attention of the FBI in late 1971.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video
The footage actually came from sessions for "Hey Bulldog," which was still unreleased at the time.
How Thin Lizzy’s ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Became Their Unintended Goodbye
Phil Lynott was growing frustrated with various aspects of the band. He also had a growing heroin problem.
The Day Buffalo Springfield Formed
Stephen Stills was looking for start a new band after his failed audition for the Monkees.
The Death of Bon Scott
AC/DC's frontman had been out drinking with friends, when the casual evening took a terrible turn.
When the Beatles Changed Everything on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’
The world of rock music – and American culture in general – was turned upside down.
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.
How ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Became the Beatles’ First Misstep
Televisions across Britain were taken over by a surreal adventure on Boxing Day in 1967.
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.