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.
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Monkees Albums Ranked Worst to Best
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Examining Mexican-Americans’ Contributions to Classic Rock History
Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at important contributors to rock with ties back to Mexico.
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The Day Jerry Garcia’s Ashes Were Spread in India and San Francisco
The Grateful Dead leader's ashes were spread in two different locations, and most of his family wasn't too thrilled by this.
The Time John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave the U.S. by Immigration Authorities
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The Day Keith Moon Collapsed Behind His Drum Kit in Boston
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The Story of Genesis’ Debut Album, ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
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