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.
When Bob Dylan and John Lennon Took a Bizarre Cab Ride
This apparently drug-fueled meeting remains as historic as it was utterly awkward.
When the Sex Pistols and Blondie Caused Trouble at the Rock Hall
The 2006 induction ceremony turned into a "very embarrassing public display."
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.
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.
When Syd Barrett Played His Last Show With Pink Floyd
He was the original songwriter, lead singer, guitarist and focal point for the psychedelic pioneers.
David Bowie’s Most Memorable Rock Collaborations
Whether taking on new young guns or helping out old friends, David Bowie was never shy about collaborating with other rockers.
The Story of David Bowie’s Forgotten Debut Single, ‘Liza Jane’
He was a mere 17 years old, and still using his given name of Davie Jones.
That Time Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Was Seized by Their Former Manager
Grand Funk Railroad were sued by manager Terry Knight in December 1972.
The Story of Bob Dylan’s Obscure First Single, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’
Bob Dylan's debut single, 'Mixed-Up Confusion,' was released on Dec. 14, 1962
The History of Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler’s Split
Once Chandler heard Jimi Hendrix, he knew there was something magical there.
Neil Young’s Solo Debut Album Showed Hints of His Potential
Neil Young released his self-titled solo debut album on Nov. 23, 1968.
The History of the Ramones’ ‘Rocket to Russia’
The Ramones released 'Rocket to Russia' on Nov. 4, 1977.