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.
47 Years Ago: The Monkees Declare Their Independence on ‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monke…
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.
The Day the Who Debuted ‘Tommy’ in Concert
On April 22, 1969, the Who performed their new work, 'Tommy,' for the first time.
46 Years Ago: MC5 Dropped by Elektra Records For Obscene Ad
Subtlety was not part of the MC5's mode of operation, and in April of 1969 their behavior cost them a record deal.
45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Announces His Split From The Beatles
Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles on April 10, 1970.
17 Years Ago: Ron Wood Saved From Boat Fire
On April 8, 1998, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was rescued by paparazzi from a yacht fire.
46 Years Ago: John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono
On March 20, 1969, John Winston Lennon married Yoko Ono.
12 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Fills in for David Letterman
On March 12, 2003, Elvis Costello took on the role of talk show host for the first time when he filled in for David Letterman for the evening.
46 Years Ago: Genesis Release ‘From Genesis to Revelation’
Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.
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.
47 Years Ago: The Velvet Underground Make a Glorious Racket With ‘White Light, White Heat’
If you look up the phrase "glorious racket," chances are a picture of the Velvet Underground's second album, 'White Light, White Heat' will appear.