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.
Revisiting Rush’s First Live, and First Top 40, Album, ‘All the World’s a Stage’
From the Who's Live at Leeds through Rockin' the Fillmore by Humble Pie and moving forward, live albums became commonplace in the '70s.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Fire Singer Paul Di’Anno
When Iron Maiden started out, they were a different beast than the one they eventually became.
35 Years Ago: The Kinks Enter the ’80s With ‘Give the People What They Want’
The Kinks released 'Give the People What They Want' in August 1981.
The Night the Ramones Played Their Last Show
The Ramones played their 2,263rd and final concert in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 6, 1996.
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.
Kinks Classic Appears in New Mattress Commercial
Advertisers have hit on one simple trick: The impact of a great song, whether it's well-known or obscure, will turn heads.
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 Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
On Monday, March 25, 1968, the final episode of The Monkees aired over the NBC airwaves.
Revisiting Genesis’ Debut Album, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.
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.