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 Motorhead Shook Things Up With ‘Another Perfect Day’
Half of their fans love this album; the other half hate it.
Cheap Trick, ‘We’re All Alright!': Album Review
Cheap Trick sound positively vibrant and genuinely excited on We're All Alright!
David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Headed Back to Movie Theaters, Home Video
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the David Bowie film 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' will return to select movie theaters this fall.
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
On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by U.S. immigration authorities to leave the United States.
When T. Rex Unveiled Their Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
Marc Bolan's star soon began to fade, but not before he left us with one more classic LP.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video
The footage actually came from sessions for "Hey Bulldog," which was still unreleased at the time.
When Steve Marriott Quit the Small Faces and Spawned Two Bands
By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces.
The Day Grateful Dead’s Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan Died
On March 8, 1973, Ron McKernan died at age 27.
Why Genesis’ Still-Overlooked Debut LP Made Such a Small Splash
'From Genesis to Revelation' seems to be most remembered for its lack of sales, which is a real shame.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
This single, written just a few days prior to the session, found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
The resulting controversy sparked death threats, becoming one of the reasons why they decided to stop touring.