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.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Knock Themselves Off Top of U.K. Chart
The birth of Beatlemania, as one album replaces another at No. 1.
45 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s Old Label Gets Revenge With ‘Dylan’
Album was a collection of outtakes Columbia Records released after singer-songwriter left label.
Pacific Gas & Electric Guitarist Glenn Schwartz Dies at 77
After brief stints with the James Gang and Pacific Gas & Electric, Schwartz turned away from the popular music world and began preaching in his own unique way.
Mike Harrison, Spooky Tooth Singer, Dies
Mike Harrison played in the V.I.P.'s with Keith Emerson before going on to form the progressive rock band Spooky Tooth.
5 Reasons Why Dire Straits Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If it were up to us, Dire Straits would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April.
Top 10 Tom Petty B-Sides and Rarities
Tom Petty's b-sides reveal different sides to his songwriting than he was often willing to put on an album.
Top 10 Dave Edmunds Songs
We pick 10 great moments from Dave Edmunds' long career.
Dave Edmunds Is Reportedly Retiring
Dave Edmunds is reportedly hanging up his guitar and retiring, according to a Facebook post from his longtime friend, and fellow rocker, Brian Setzer,
Top Summer of Love Albums
When you consider all of the records that were released in 1967, it's a pretty mind-rattling experience.
Top Songs of the Summer of Love
There was much more to that year.