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 the Who Debuted ‘Tommy’ in Concert
On April 22, 1969, the Who performed their new work, 'Tommy,' for the first time.
How Paul McCartney Finally Ended the Beatles for Good
Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles on April 10, 1970.
Portable Music: The Early Years – A Turntable For Your Car
We are all so accustomed to being able to take our music with us wherever we go that the thought of being without it, may come as a shock to the 'youngsters' out there. 'Tis true, we weren't always as mobile with our sounds as we are now, but that didn't mean the idea wasn&a…
46 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Experience Banned From BBC
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.
36 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream Police’ Becomes a Belated Smash
By the time their fourth studio album 'Dream Police' arrived in September of 1979, Cheap Trick had gone from cult following to mega-stardom -- all within a year.
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett Team Up for ‘Summertime Blues’
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett joined together for a surprise version of 'Summertime Blues' at a cancer benefit concert in Philadelphia.
U2 Might Release a New Album in 2014 After All
After a series of starts and stops, U2 could be ready to release its new album in late 2014.
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.
Are Black Sabbath About to Play Their Last Show?
The upcoming Hyde Park concert by Black Sabbath could be their last according to guitarist Tony Iommi.
Peter Gabriel Cancels Ukraine Concert Due To Concerns About Security
The current unrest in Ukraine has forced Peter Gabriel to cancel his concert there tonight (May 10).