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.
32 Years Ago: Phil Lynott Plays His Final Thin Lizzy Show
The bassist played his final performance with Thin Lizzy on Sept. 4, 1983.
50 Years Ago: The Doors Record 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.
35 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac End ‘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.
The Story of the Grateful Dead’s Forward-Looking ‘Anthem of the Sun’
The Grateful Dead released their second album, 'Anthem of the Sun,' on July 18, 1968.
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.
45 Years Ago: ‘Woodstock’ Soundtrack Highlights Peace, Love, Hippie Music
The Woodstock festival was experienced by "half a million strong," as the song goes.
The Day the Who Played Their First Concert With Kenney Jones
Kenney Jones, a former drummer with the Small Faces and the Faces, later admitted that the very idea of anyone replacing Keith Moon in the Who was ludicrous.
How the Beatles Found Themselves Featured on Topps Trading Cards
You know you've made it in America when you get your image on a bubblegum card.
How the Sweet Finally Broke Out With ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’
Unfortunately, 'Sweet Fanny Adams' was never released in the U.S.
46 Years Ago: The Who Debut ‘Tommy’ in Concert
On April 22, 1969, the Who performed their new work, 'Tommy,' for the first time.
How Paul McCartney Finally Ended the Beatles for Good
Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles on April 10, 1970.
46 Years Ago: John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono
On March 20, 1969, John Winston Lennon married Yoko Ono.