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.
Top Songs of the Summer of Love
There was much more to that year.
Redd Kross Recall Working With Tommy Ramone: Exclusive Interview
With spoke with the underground heroes about their lengthy career.
The Day the Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
When the television show premiered in 1966, no one could have guessed the phenomenon it would become.
When John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
His political activism first attracted the attention of the FBI in late 1971.
When T. Rex Unveiled Their Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
Marc Bolan's star soon began to fade, but not before he left us with one more classic LP.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video
The footage actually came from sessions for "Hey Bulldog," which was still unreleased at the time.
When Steve Marriott Quit the Small Faces and Spawned Two Bands
Humble Pie and the Faces would rise from these ashes.
The Day Grateful Dead’s Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan Died
On March 8, 1973, Ron McKernan died at age 27.
Why Genesis’ Still-Overlooked Debut LP Made Such a Small Splash
'From Genesis to Revelation' seems to be most remembered for its lack of sales, which is a real shame.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
This single, written just a few days prior to the session, found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.