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 Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
On Monday, March 25, 1968, at 7:30PM, the final episode of The Monkees aired over the NBC airwaves.
Revisiting T. Rex’s Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
'Tanx' was T. Rex's last great album before the glam movement ended.
When the Sex Pistols and Blondie Caused Trouble at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Sex Pistols and Blondie created some drama at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 14, 2006.
The Day the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video Premiered
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."
The Story of Steve Marriott’s Last Days With the Small Faces
By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces.
Top 10 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman Songs
Born William George Perks on Oct. 24, 1936, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been called laid back, stoic and reserved.
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 Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
Written just a few days prior to the session, "From Me to You" found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time.
The Story of Thin Lizzy’s Final Studio Album, ‘Thunder and Lightning’
On March 4, 1983, Thin Lizzy released what would end up being their final studio LP, Thunder and Lightning.
Revisiting the Day John Deacon Joined Queen: March 1, 1971
After failing with a handful of bassists, Queen hired John Deacon on March 1, 1971.
The Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.