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 Story of the Grateful Dead’s Forward-Looking ‘Anthem of the Sun’
The Grateful Dead released their second album, 'Anthem of the Sun,' on July 18, 1968.
How the ‘Woodstock’ Soundtrack Highlighted Peace, Love and Hippie Music
The Woodstock festival was experienced by "half a million strong," as the song goes.
The Day Buffalo Springfield Performed Their Final Concert
Buffalo Springfield were always a house of cards caught in a hurricane.
How the Beatles Found Themselves Featured on Topps Trading Cards
You know you've made it in America when you get your image on a bubblegum card.
The Day John Lennon Married Yoko Ono
For their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono then staged a week-long "Bed-In" for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.
The Mysterious Death of Iron Butterfly Bassist Philip Taylor Kramer
On May 29, 1999, the remains of Philip Taylor Kramer were found. The one-time bassist for Iron Butterfly had been missing for four years.
Portable Music: The Early Years – A Turntable For Your Car
We are all so accustomed to being able to take our music with us wherever we go that the thought of being without it, may come as a shock to the 'youngsters' out there. 'Tis true, we weren't always as mobile with our sounds as we are now, but that didn't mean the idea wasn&a…
48 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Forced to ‘Spend Some Time’ With Ed Sullivan
As tough as they wanted to appear, the gritty punch of the Rolling Stones was no match for the power of Ed Sullivan.
37 Years Ago: The Sex Pistols’ First (And Last) U.S. Tour Falls Apart
"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" asked a weary Johnny Rotten at the conclusion of the Sex Pistols' first (and last) U.S. tour.
46 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Experience Banned From BBC
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.