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.
The Day Buffalo Springfield Formed
The key for many an aspiring band in the mid-'60s was to take a few things from the Beatles playbook and mix in lessons learned from Bob Dylan.
The Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.
Top 10 Peter Gabriel Genesis Songs
We count down our favorite songs from the Peter Gabriel-led era of Genesis.
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.
50 Years Ago: Simon & Garfunkel Become Folk-Rock Stars With ‘Sounds of Silence’
Bolstered by an unexpected hit, Simon & Garfunkel got back together for their second LP, 'Sounds of Silence.'
40 Years Ago: The Beatles Offered $30 Million to Reunite
On Jan. 16, 1976, promoter Bill Sargent made a reunion offer that only the Beatles could refuse.
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.
The Day John Lennon Died
John Lennon's life was tragically cut short by four bullets from an assassin's gun on Dec. 8, 1980.
That Day Jimi Hendrix Died
Jimi Hendrix, arguably the greatest guitarist in rock history, died in London on Sept. 18, 1970.
The Day Led Zeppelin Made Their Live Debut
Led Zeppelin performed together for the first time on Sept. 7, 1968, but not under that now-famous name.