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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The Day Sid Vicious Died
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The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show
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The Day Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green Was Arrested for Pulling a Shotgun on His Accoun…
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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Take Their First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
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Billy Joe Royal Dies at 73
Singer-songwriter Billy Joe Royal, best known for a handful of hits in the mid-to-late '60s, has died.
The Day the Jimi Hendrix Experience Formed
On Oct. 6, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience were born.
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.
That Time the Beatles Received a $230 Million Reunion Offer
Promoter Sid Bernstein offered the Beatles $230 million to reunite on Sept. 19, 1976.
The Day Jimi Hendrix Died
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