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.
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 Paul Simon Launched His First Solo Tour
On May 6, 1973, Paul Simon kicked off his first tour as a solo artist in Boston.
The Day Buffalo Springfield Performed Their Final Concert
Buffalo Springfield were always a house of cards caught in a hurricane.
The Story of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Movie ‘FM’
A movie that captured the radio industry at a crucial time came out on May 3, 1978.
The Day the Who Played Their First Concert With Kenney Jones
Kenney Jones, a former drummer with the Small Faces and the Faces, later admitted that the very idea of anyone replacing Keith Moon in the Who was ludicrous.
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.
How the Sweet Finally Broke Out With ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’
Unfortunately, 'Sweet Fanny Adams' was never released in the U.S.
The Story of Faces’ Final Album, ‘Ooh La La’
Released in April 1973, 'Ooh La La' was the fourth and final studio LP by the Faces.
That Time Ringo Starr Got His Own TV Special
The difficulties of being Ringo Starr was the subject of a cheesy TV special in April 1978.
How the Monkees Declared Independence on ‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees’
By the time the Monkees released 'The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees' in April 1968, they had been on a nonstop roller-coaster ride for a solid 15 months.