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 Story of the Beatles’ First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.
Neil Young’s Solo Debut Album Showed Hints of His Potential
Neil Young released his self-titled solo debut album on Nov. 23, 1968.
That Time the Beatles Received a $230 Million Reunion Offer
Promoter Sid Bernstein offered the Beatles $230 million to reunite on Sept. 19, 1976.
Watch Billy Idol Cash in With New Bank of America Commercial
Look out! Here comes Billy Idol as the new face of Bank of America in the company's latest commercial.
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.
The Day Keith Moon Died
On Sept. 7, 1978, the world lost one of its most unique children when The Who's Keith Moon left us.
The History of ‘My Sharona': How One Song Doomed the Knack
Loathed by critics and written off as a novelty act, the Knack were a genuine rock 'n' roll band.
How the ‘Woodstock’ Soundtrack Highlighted Peace, Love and Hippie Music
The Woodstock festival was experienced by "half a million strong," as the song goes.
The Story of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Movie ‘FM’
A movie that captured the radio industry at a crucial time came out on May 3, 1978.
How Paul McCartney Finally Ended the Beatles for Good
Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles on April 10, 1970.