Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
The Story of the Beatles’ First U.S. Concert
On Feb. 11, 1964, only two days after their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' the Beatles made their U.S. concert debut in Washington, D.C.
The Day the Beatles Recorded (Most of) the ‘Please Please Me’ Album
The notion of artists taking their time in the studio has become so ingrained in the recording process that it's hard to believe that musicians used to bang out killer albums in a hurry.
2016 Grammys: What to Watch and Who to Root For
We've sorted through this year's list of nominees to bring you UCR's Guide to the 2016 Grammys.
Bruce Springsteen Blamed for Student Arriving Late to School
A father said that Bruce Springsteen's long concert was the reason his daughter was late to school the next day.
Carlos Santana Wanted to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show
In an open letter, Carlos Santana chided the NFL for not booking San Francisco-based musicians to play the Super Bowl halftime show.
The Day George Harrison Joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men
The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.
Maurice White, Co-Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies
The drummer and primary songwriter of the popular '70s band has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ Featured in Audi Super Bowl Ad
A retired astronaut relives his glory days with the help of an Audi R8 and David Bowie's "Starman."
Ozzy Osbourne Will Be ‘Ready to Rock’ With Black Sabbath on Saturday, Says Sharon Osbourne
After a week off the road, Ozzy Osbourne is healthy again, says Sharon Osbourne
UPDATE: Black Sabbath Postpone Another Show
An illness to Ozzy Osbourne has led Black Sabbath to postpone concerts in Canada.
The Story of Rock’s First Tragedy: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed i…
Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.
Lita Ford Gets a Job as a Music Teacher in Indeed Commercial
A new commercial for a jobs website stars Lita Ford as a music teacher.