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 the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video Premiered
On March 14, 1968, BBC1's Top of the Pops TV program premiered a new video clip by the Beatles for their new single "Lady Madonna."
The Story of Genesis’ Debut Album, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.
The Day Buffalo Springfield Formed
The key for many an aspiring band in the mid-'60s was to take a few things from the Beatles playbook and mix in lessons learned from Bob Dylan.
The Day the Beatles Changed the World
On Feb. 9, 1964, the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘Across the Universe’
At the start of February 1968, the Beatles found themselves, after a month-and-a-half break, back in Abbey Road studios to begin work on their next single, their first release of 1968.
The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show
On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut.
40 Years Ago: The Beatles Offered $30 Million to Reunite
On Jan. 16, 1976, promoter Bill Sargent made a reunion offer that only the Beatles could refuse.
The Story of the Beatles’ First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.
Keith Moon Plays His Last Who Concert
The end of the Who's 1976 tour, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on Oct. 21, 1976, marked the last concert for their drummer, Keith Moon.
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.