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 Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.
When Peter Green Was Arrested for Pulling Gun on His Accountant
Guitar great and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green was not a man without troubles, and on Jan. 26, 1977, his struggles landed him in prison and committed to a mental hospital.
How Cleveland Helped Make David Bowie a Star in the U.S.
Cleveland was one of the first American cities to take notice of the future rock legend.
How the Beatles Took Their First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.
The Day Bill Wyman Walked Away From the Rolling Stones
After playing with the band for more than 30 years, Bill Wyman walked away from the Rolling Stones in December 1992.
45 Years Ago: The Alice Cooper Band Falls Apart With ‘Muscle of Love’
The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.
Keith Moon Plays His Last Who Concert
The end of the Who's 1976 tour, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on Oct. 21, 1976, marked the last concert for their drummer, Keith Moon.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hits the Papers
Paul McCartney is alive and well, but a well-placed rumor had some thinking otherwise.
Watch Billy Idol Cash in With New Bank of America Commercial
Look out! Here comes Billy Idol as the new face of Bank of America in the company's latest commercial.
The Day Jimi Hendrix Died
Jimi Hendrix, arguably the greatest guitarist in rock history, died in London on Sept. 18, 1970.
The Day the Doors Recorded Their First Demo, But Under a Different Name
When the Doors originally wandered into Los Angeles' World Pacific Studios, they were called something else entirely.
When Led Zeppelin Played Together for the First Time
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made history in a small space on Gerrard Street in the West End of London.