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 John Lennon Died
John Lennon's life was tragically cut short by four bullets from an assassin's gun on Dec. 8, 1980.
The History of Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler’s Split
Once Chandler heard Jimi Hendrix, he knew there was something magical there.
Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart After ‘Muscle of Love’
The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.
Neil Young’s Solo Debut Album Showed Hints of His Potential
Neil Young released his self-titled solo debut album on Nov. 23, 1968.
Billy Joe Royal Dies at 73
Singer-songwriter Billy Joe Royal, best known for a handful of hits in the mid-to-late '60s, has died.
The Day the Jimi Hendrix Experience Formed
On Oct. 6, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience were born.
The Day the Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers
Paul McCartney is alive and well, but a well-placed rumor had some thinking otherwise.
That Time the Beatles Received a $230 Million Reunion Offer
Promoter Sid Bernstein offered the Beatles $230 million to reunite on Sept. 19, 1976.
That Day Jimi Hendrix Died
Jimi Hendrix, arguably the greatest guitarist in rock history, died in London on Sept. 18, 1970.
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 Led Zeppelin Made Their Live Debut
Led Zeppelin performed together for the first time on Sept. 7, 1968, but not under that now-famous name.
The Day Keith Moon Died
On Sept. 7, 1978, the world lost one of its most unique children when The Who's Keith Moon left us.