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 Kinks Played Their First Show
On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut.
Top 10 Terry Kath Chicago Songs
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the best Chicago songs featuring late guitarist Terry Kath.
The Day Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green Was Arrested for Pulling a Shotgun on His Accoun…
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.
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.
35 Years Ago: Wendy O. Williams Arrested For Obscenity
The controversial lead singer of the Plasmatics was arrested after a concert on Jan. 18, 1981.
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.
50 Years Ago: Simon & Garfunkel Become Folk-Rock Stars With ‘Sounds of Silence’
Bolstered by an unexpected hit, Simon & Garfunkel got back together for their second LP, 'Sounds of Silence.'
40 Years Ago: The Beatles Offered $30 Million to Reunite
On Jan. 16, 1976, promoter Bill Sargent made a reunion offer that only the Beatles could refuse.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Take Their First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.
45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Was Seized
Grand Funk Railroad were sued by manager Terry Knight in December 1972.
55 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases His First Single, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’
Bob Dylan's debut single, 'Mixed-Up Confusion,' was released on Dec. 14, 1962
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.