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.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Meet the Maharishi
The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, india on Feb. 15, 1968.
The Day the Beatles Changed the World
On Feb. 9, 1964, the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show
On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut.
50 Years Ago: Syd Barrett Plays His Last Show With Pink Floyd
Syd Barrett's last show with Pink Floyd took place on Jan. 20, 1968.
When David Jones Became David Bowie
David Jones' transformation became complete with the release of the January 166 single "Can't Help Thinking About Me."
The History of the Ramones’ ‘Rocket to Russia’
The Ramones released 'Rocket to Russia' on Nov. 4, 1977.
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: Led Zeppelin Make Their Live Debut
Led Zeppelin performed together for the first time on Sept. 7, 1968, but not under that now-famous name.
40 Years Ago: Keith Moon Dies
On Sept. 7, 1978, the world lost one of its most unique children when The Who's Keith Moon left us.
The Day the Who Debuted ‘Tommy’ in Concert
On April 22, 1969, the Who performed their new work, 'Tommy,' for the first time.