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.
Why the Beatles Struggled So Much With ‘Across the Universe’
John Lennon struggled to complete "Across the Universe," ultimately called it a "lousy track of a great song."
The Day Sid Vicious Died
On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.
Top 10 Terry Kath Chicago Songs
Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the best Chicago songs featuring late guitarist Terry Kath.
Top 10 Paul Kantner Songs
For many music fans, the whirlwind of pop culture of the '60s came to a head in the fabled year of 1967.
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.
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.
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.
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.