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 History of the Ramones’ ‘Rocket to Russia’
The Ramones released 'Rocket to Russia' on Nov. 4, 1977.
Keith Moon Plays His Last Who Concert
The end of the Who's 1976 tour, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on Oct. 21, 1976, marked the last concert for their drummer, Keith Moon.
The Day the Jimi Hendrix Experience Formed
On Oct. 6, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience were born.
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.
That Time the Beatles Received a $230 Million Reunion Offer
Promoter Sid Bernstein offered the Beatles $230 million to reunite on Sept. 19, 1976.
That Day Jimi Hendrix Died
Jimi Hendrix, arguably the greatest guitarist in rock history, died in London on Sept. 18, 1970.
Watch Billy Idol Cash in With New Bank of America Commercial
Look out! Here comes Billy Idol as the new face of Bank of America in the company's latest commercial.
The Day Keith Moon Died
On Sept. 7, 1978, the world lost one of its most unique children when The Who's Keith Moon left us.
The Day the Doors Recorded Their First Demo Under a Different Name
No one could have guessed what would come of the combo that wandered into Los Angeles' World Pacific Studios on Sept. 2, 1965.
The Day Led Zeppelin Played Together for the First Time
On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time.
The Story of Yes’ First Concert
Yes began their live career on a very inauspicious note, as they performed their first gig on Aug. 3, 1968, at the East Mersea Youth Camp in Essex.
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.