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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, The Chamber Strings, The Cynics, New Salem Witch Hunters, 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.
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48 Years Ago: John Lennon’s ‘Beatles More Popular Than Jesus’ Story Is Published

On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time. Journalist Maureen Cleave was doing a series entitled 'How Does a Beatle Live?' and her encounter with John Lennon provided controversy that spread far beyond the London paper.

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Police Conduct Homicide Investigation as Gregg Allman Biopic Suspends Production

The Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' has temporarily shut down production as police conduct an investigation to determine if criminal charges -- possibly including homicide -- will be brought against film personnel in the wake of an on-set accident that resulted in the death of a crew member.

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Deep Purple To Issue Deluxe Editions Of ‘Made In Japan’

In late-1972, Deep Purple released one of the most heralded live albums of all time. 'Made In Japan' captured the legendary band at what was perhaps the peak of their powers. On May 19, Universal Music is set to reissue the landmark album in a special deluxe package that is sure to have fans drooling.

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34 Years Ago: Bon Scott Found Dead

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead. The legendary AC/DC front man had been out drinking with friends, but the casual evening took a terrible turn as Scott passed out in his car, and ultimately choked to death on his own vomit. He was only 33 years old.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Arrive In Rishikesh, India To Study With The Maharishi

By the second half of 1967, the Beatles were searching for answers to some of life's larger questions. This search would lead them to meditation, Eastern philosophy and, eventually, to Rishikesh, India, where, on Feb. 15, 1968, they began a period of study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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Roky Erickson and the Black Angels Psychedelicize Cleveland Audience

It's been a long, often rocky road for Roky Erickson. The psychedelic music pioneer has had his share of problems over the years -- legal, drug and mental among them. But judging from his show at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom on Feb. 8, he now seems to be embracing his glorious musical past.

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