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 Story of Genesis’ Debut Album, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time.
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.
The Day Sid Vicious Died
On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.
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.
Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart After ‘Muscle of Love’
The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.
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.
50 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Form
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.