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.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Knock Themselves Off Top of U.K. Chart
The birth of Beatlemania, as one album replaces another at No. 1.
45 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s Old Label Gets Revenge With ‘Dylan’
Album was a collection of outtakes Columbia Records released after singer-songwriter left label.
45 Years Ago: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Deliver Their Debut Album
After leaving the Guess Who and forming another band, Randy Bachman got another shot at stardom with his brothers and C.F. Turner in Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
45 Years Ago: Yes Mark End of Era With Triple Live LP ‘Yessongs’
In many ways, 1972 was Yes' year.
The Doors, ‘Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970′: DVD Review
More than 50 years after their debut LP, the Doors remain one of the most intriguing, distinct and powerful bands to ever roam the earth.
5 Reasons Why Dire Straits Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If it were up to us, Dire Straits would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April.
Top Summer of Love Albums
When you consider all of the records that were released in 1967, it's a pretty mind-rattling experience.
Top Songs of the Summer of Love
There was more to the Summer of Love than, well, love.
How ‘Test for Echo’ Helped Rush Bounce Back
The three-year gap since 'Counterparts' was the longest for the band up to that time.
45 Years Ago: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Release ‘Fillmore East, June 1971′
Fillmore East – June 1971 captures the Mothers of Invention at the peak of their second incarnation.
Mick Jagger’s Wife and Girlfriends Through the Years
The Rolling Stones frontman has been romantically linked to many intelligent, accomplished and beautiful women over the years.
The Day Pink Floyd Co-Founder Syd Barrett Died
He succumbed to pancreatic cancer having spent the bulk of his adult life far from the spotlight.