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.
How David Bowie Created a Masterpiece With ‘Ziggy Stardust’
This was his fifth album, but it might as well have been his first.
Why David Bowie’s Debut Didn’t Sound Anything Like David Bowie
The album was full of joy and charm and joy, but it was also out of sync with the times.
When George Harrison Staged the Concert for Bangladesh
He was a pioneer for those who sought to meld charity and rock 'n' roll.
What the Career-Spanning ‘Buffalo Springfield’ Box Set Missed
Despite its obvious treasures, there were some odd omissions.
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
Why Jerry Garcia’s Ashes Were Spread in India and San Francisco
Family members weren'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.
When John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
His political activism first attracted the attention of the FBI in late 1971.
When the Sex Pistols and Blondie Caused Trouble at the Rock Hall
The 2006 induction ceremony turned into a "very embarrassing public display."