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.
Revisiting David Bowie’s Masterpiece, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders…
David Bowie put rock 'n' roll on an exciting course for the new decade.
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases Self-Titled Debut Album
Even though it may seem like David Bowie arrived fully formed, that was hardly the case.
45 Years Ago: George Harrison Stages Concert for Bangladesh
Long before benefit concerts became a thing in the '80s, George Harrison hosted the first event of its kind with the Concert for Bangladesh on Aug. 1, 1971.
15 Years Ago: Buffalo Springfield Release Career Spanning Box Set
A four-CD, 88-track compilation of Buffalo Springfield arrived on July 17, 2001.
Kinks Classic Appears in New Mattress Commercial
Advertisers have hit on one simple trick: The impact of a great song, whether it's well-known or obscure, will turn heads.
Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ Appears in New Gatorade Commercial
"If it's not game time, it's recover time," says the tagline in a new commercial from Gatorade, which is best known for its aggressive, sweat-drenched ads
The Day Jerry Garcia’s Ashes Were Spread in India and San Francisco
The Grateful Dead leader's ashes were spread in two different locations, and most of his family wasn't too thrilled by this.
The Day the Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
When the television show premiered in 1966, no one could have guessed the phenomenon it would become.
45 Years Ago: John Lennon Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by U.S. immigration authorities to leave the United States.
When the Sex Pistols and Blondie Caused Trouble at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2006 induction ceremony turned into a "very embarrassing public display."