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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour
What do you get when you cross a psychedelic guitar genius with one of the world's bestselling pop bands? A frustrated guitarist, a disappointed band and a bewildered and confused audience.
How the Grateful Dead Hinted at Their Future With ‘Aoxomoxoa’
The Grateful Dead were inching ever closer to capturing something essential in the studio with 'Aoxomoxoa,' which was released on June 20, 1969.
51 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases His Debut Single, ‘Liza Jane’
David Bowie's first single was released on June 5, 1964.
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 Day Buffalo Springfield Performed Their Final Concert
Buffalo Springfield were always a house of cards caught in a hurricane.
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 the Beatles Found Themselves Featured on Topps Trading Cards
You know you've made it in America when you get your image on a bubblegum card.
The Story of Faces’ Final Album, ‘Ooh La La’
Released in April 1973, 'Ooh La La' was the fourth and final studio LP by the Faces.
How the Amboy Dukes Bridged Psychedelia and Hard Rock on ‘Journey to the Center of the Min…
In April 1968, the Amboy Dukes released of one of the era's most definitive singles, "Journey to the Center of the Mind."
That Time Ringo Starr Got His Own TV Special
The difficulties of being Ringo Starr was the subject of a cheesy TV special in April 1978.