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 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.
The Day ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Hit Movie Screens Across the U.S.
A little more than a month after its release in the U.K., The Rocky Horror Picture Show hit U.S. movie theaters in October 1975.
The Day John Lennon’s Deportation Order Was Reversed
The former Beatles star had been in the spotlight for his outspoken stance on the Vietnam War and the Nixon administration.
The Day the Jimi Hendrix Experience Formed
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.
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.
That Time the Beatles Received a $230 Million Reunion Offer
Promoter Sid Bernstein offered the Beatles $230 million to reunite on Sept. 19, 1976.
The Day Jimi Hendrix Died
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.