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.
40 Years Ago: Peter Frampton Follows Star-Making Album With ‘I’m in You’
Peter Frampton was on top of the world as 1977 started.
35 Years Ago: Blondie Close Out Their First Era With ‘The Hunter’
Always a band in search of new sounds, Blondie's 1982 album holds up well despite its lackluster performance on the charts.
40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Breaks Character With ‘Lace and Whiskey’
Alice Cooper morphed into "Maurice Escargot" and had one of his biggest hits with "You and Me."
Mick Rock Documentary ‘Shot!’ Coming to Theaters and Home Video
Few photographers have captured more iconic shots of rock artists than Mick Rock.
From AC/DC to Bruce Springsteen: 14 Classic Rock Covers of Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’
Listen as a diverse group of classic rock stars perform their own versions of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode.'
35 Years Ago: Soft Cell Merge Soul, Synths and Seediness on ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’
Soft Cell's debut included the global hit, "Tainted Love."
The Day Pink Floyd Co-Founder Syd Barrett Died
Syd Barrett's fame had evaporated by the time the former Pink Floyd co-founder died, and he wouldn't have had it any other way.
Revisiting the Rolling Stones’ Giant Leap Forward, ‘Paint It, Black’
Nineteen-sixty-six was one of the most interesting years in the history of pop music.
The Day the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video Premiered
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."
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.
The Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.