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 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
On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by U.S. immigration authorities to leave the United States.
When T. Rex Unveiled Their 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.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video
On March 14, 1968, BBC1's Top of the Pops TV program premiered a new video clip by the Beatles for their new single "Lady Madonna."
50 Years Ago: Steve Marriott Quits Small Faces
By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces.
The Day Grateful Dead’s Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan Died
On March 8, 1973, Ron McKernan died at age 27.
50 Years Ago: Genesis Release Debut LP, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
Written just a few days prior to the session, "From Me to You" found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the 'London Evening Standard' that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time.
How Thin Lizzy’s ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Became Their Unintended Goodbye
Phil Lynott was growing frustrated with various aspects of Thin Lizzy. He also had a growing heroin problem.