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.
The History of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s BBC Ban
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Take Their First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.
45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Was Seized
Grand Funk Railroad were sued by manager Terry Knight in December 1972.
55 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases His First Single, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’
Bob Dylan's debut single, 'Mixed-Up Confusion,' was released on Dec. 14, 1962
The Day John Lennon Died
John Lennon's life was tragically cut short by four bullets from an assassin's gun on Dec. 8, 1980.
Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart After ‘Muscle of Love’
The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.
Neil Young’s Solo Debut Album Showed Hints of His Potential
Neil Young released his self-titled solo debut album on Nov. 23, 1968.
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.
The Day the Jimi Hendrix Experience Made Their Live Debut
The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their live debut during the middle of October 1966 with four dates in France.
The Day John Lennon’s Deportation Order Was Reversed
On Oct. 7, 1975, New York State Supreme Court judge Irving Kaufman reversed a deportation order for John Lennon.