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.
When the Beatles Met Cassius Clay
One of the perks that the Beatles had to get used to was rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
Revisiting the Beatles’ Second ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance
After the history-making appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles.
When the Beatles Played Their 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.
Dan Hicks of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks Dies at 74
Dan Hicks, who helped keep the traditions of rock's roots in country, bluegrass and swing alive with his band the Hot Licks, has died at the age of 74.
60 Years Ago: George Harrison Joins John Lennon and Paul McCartney
The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.
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."
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.
Revisiting Rock’s First Tragedy: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in …
Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.
Listen to Santana’s New Single, ‘Anywhere You Want to Go,’ Featuring Journey’s Neal Schon
The first single from 'Santana IV,' "Anywhere You Want to Go," has been released.
The Day the Beatles Performed Live for the Last Time on a London Rooftop
"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition."