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 the Jimi Hendrix Experience Made Their Live Debut
The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their live debut during the middle of October 1966 with four dates in France.
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 Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers
Paul McCartney is alive and well, but a well-placed rumor had some thinking otherwise.
50 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Make Their Live Debut
Led Zeppelin performed together for the first time on Sept. 7, 1968, but not under that now-famous name.
40 Years Ago: Keith Moon Dies
On Sept. 7, 1978, the world lost one of its most unique children when The Who's Keith Moon left us.
That Time Fleetwood Mac Ended the ‘Tusk’ Tour With Boiling Tensions and Breakup Rumors
On Sept. 1, 1980, Fleetwood Mac wrapped up a grueling tour promoting their 12th LP, the double-album Tusk.
How Guns N’ Roses Revitalized Rock ‘n’ Roll With Their Debut Album, ‘Appetite for Destruct…
Before all the drama, Guns N' Roses were a kick-ass little rock 'n' roll band.
Revisiting Rush’s Influence-Exploring ‘Feedback’ EP
Released on June 29, 2004, as part of a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the 'Feedback' EP did a little crate-digging to pay tribute to some of Rush's early influences.
How the Grateful Dead Hinted at Their Future With ‘Aoxomoxoa’
The Grateful Dead were inching ever closer to capturing something essential in the studio with 'Aoxomoxoa,' which was released on June 20, 1969.
The Story of Manfred Mann’s ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’
Paul Jones found an earlier version in his record collection, and Manfred Mann transformed 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' into a No. 1 breakthrough hit.
The History of ‘My Sharona': How One Song Doomed the Knack
Loathed by critics and written off as a novelty act, the Knack were a genuine rock 'n' roll band.
51 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases His Debut Single, ‘Liza Jane’
David Bowie's first single was released on June 5, 1964.