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.
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.
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.
Why the Beatles Struggled So Much With ‘Across the Universe’
John Lennon struggled to complete "Across the Universe," ultimately called it a "lousy track of a great song."
The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show
On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut.
Top 10 Terry Kath Chicago Songs
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the best Chicago songs featuring late guitarist Terry Kath.
Top 10 Paul Kantner Songs
For many music fans, the whirlwind of pop culture of the '60s came to a head in the fabled year of 1967.
The History of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s BBC Ban
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.
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.
45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Was Seized
Grand Funk Railroad were sued by manager Terry Knight in December 1972.
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.
Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart After ‘Muscle of Love’
The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.