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 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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and Others Hold MLK Tribute Jam
On April 7, 1968, some rock and blues legends paid tribute to Martin Luther King, who had been killed a few days earlier.
Poison’s ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ Featured In New Hardees Ad
The 'Open Up and Say Ahh!' favorite went to No. 6 on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1988.
38 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Deportation Order Reversed
On Oct. 7, 1975, New York State Supreme Court judge Irving Kaufman reversed a deportation order for John Lennon, allowing him to legally remain in the United States. Lennon was in the spotlight throughout the first few years of the decade, not only due to his music and his status as a former Beatle…
The Monkees Announce Summer 2013 Tour Dates
One more time! With the success, both critical and commercial, of last fall's mini tour, the Monkees are coming to your town again this summer.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles End Their Spiritual Retreat
On April 19, 1968, the Beatles parted ways with the Mararishi Mahesh Yogi.
ZZ Top Announce 2013 North American Tour
The rock and roll machine known as ZZ Top are heading back to the US for another round of concerts in support of their new album 'La Futura.' The tour kicks off May 2 and runs through the 25th.
50 Years Ago: Drug Bust Helps Break Up Buffalo Springfield
An all-star rock and roll bust went down on March 20, 1968, and the implications for music history were huge.