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 Day the Jimi Hendrix Experience Made Their Live Debut
The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their live debut during the middle of October 1966 with four dates in France.
49 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Form
On Oct. 6, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience were born.
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.
45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Dies
Jimi Hendrix, arguably the greatest guitarist in rock history, died in London on Sept. 18, 1970.
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.
How the Grateful Dead Looked Forward With ‘Anthem of the Sun’
Their debut was a casserole of folk, rock, blues and psychedelia, but it didn't quite capture the live experience.
How the Grateful Dead Hinted at Their Future With ‘Aoxomoxoa’
They were coming to terms with the constraints, as well as the resilience, of a recording studio.
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
He later admitted that the very idea of anyone replacing Keith Moon was ludicrous.
When the Beatles Got Their Own Trading Cards
This is how you know you've made it in America.