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.
When Bob Dylan and John Lennon Took a Bizarre Cab Ride
This bizarre, apparently drug-fueled meeting remains as historic as it was utterly awkward.
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.
45 Years Ago: T. Rex Unveil Their Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
Marc Bolan's star began to fade after T-Rex's 'Tanx,' but not before leaving us with one more classic LP.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video Premieres
On March 14, 1968, BBC1's Top of the Pops TV program premiered a new video clip by the Beatles for their new single "Lady Madonna."
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.
How Thin Lizzy’s ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Became Their Unintended Goodbye
Phil Lynott was growing frustrated with various aspects of Thin Lizzy. He also had a growing heroin problem.
The Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.
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.
Why the Beatles Struggled So Much With ‘Across the Universe’
John Lennon struggled to complete "Across the Universe," ultimately called it a "lousy track of a great song."
The Day Sid Vicious Died
On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Take Their First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.