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.
Jack White Is Opening a Third Man Records Pressing Plant and Record Store in Detroit
Looks like Jack White is expanding his already impressive vinyl record empire.
Keith Moon Plays His Last Who Concert
The end of the Who's 1976 tour, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens on Oct. 21, 1976, marked the last concert for their drummer, Keith Moon.
46 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers
'Paul Is Dead' rumors, which claimed the Beatle had died, showed up in newspapers on Sept. 23, 1969.
45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Dies
Jimi Hendrix, arguably the greatest guitarist in rock history, died in London on Sept. 18, 1970.
The Story of Keith Moon’s Death
On Sept. 7, 1978, the world lost one of its most unique children when The Who's Keith Moon left us.
Vinyl Lovers, Rejoice: Technics Turntables Are Coming Back
Panasonic has announced it's bringing the classic Technics turntable into the 21st century.
47 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time
On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time.
46 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Hint Toward the Future With ‘Aoxomoxoa’
The Grateful Dead were inching ever closer to capturing something essential in the studio with 'Aoxomoxoa,' which was released on June 20, 1969.
37 Years Ago: ‘Ringo’ TV Special Airs
The difficulties of being Ringo Starr was the subject of a cheesy TV special in April 1978.
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.