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: The Beatles Headline The Budokan In Japan
The Beatles overcame cultural differences while becoming the first rock band to perform at Tokyo's famous venue.
35 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Storm Back With ‘Fire of Unknown Origin’
After a few commercial disappointments, "Burnin' for You" helped Blue Oyster Cult get back into the Top 40.
When Bob Dylan and John Lennon Took a Bizarre Cab Ride
This bizarre, apparently drug-fueled meeting remains as historic as it was utterly awkward.
How Blue Oyster Cult Broke Into the Mainstream With ‘Agents of Fortune’
Blue Oyster Cult answered the demand for "more cowbell" with 1976's 'Agents of Fortune.'
Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ Appears in New Gatorade Commercial
"If it's not game time, it's recover time," says the tagline in a new commercial from Gatorade, which is best known for its aggressive, sweat-drenched ads
Examining Mexican-Americans’ Contributions to Classic Rock History
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at important contributors to rock with ties back to Mexico.
The Day Jerry Garcia’s Ashes Were Spread in India and San Francisco
The Grateful Dead leader's ashes were spread in two different locations, and most of his family wasn't too thrilled by this.
50 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases First Single Credited Simply As David Bowie
"Do Anything You Say," the first single credited solely to David Bowie, was released in April 1966.
The Time John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave the 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.
Revisiting T. Rex’s Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
Marc Bolan's star began to fade after T-Rex's 'Tanx,' but not before leaving us with one more classic LP.