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.
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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.
Byrds Announce ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ Tour
Country-rock legends celebrate influential album's 50th anniversary.
5 Reasons Why Eurythmics Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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From AC/DC to Bruce Springsteen: 14 Classic Rock Covers of Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’
Listen as a diverse group of classic rock stars perform their own versions of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode.'
40 Years Ago: John Lennon Gets Green Card to Stay in the U.S.
John Lennon was always one to say what was on his mind and never one to shy away from controversy.
David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Headed Back to Movie Theaters, Home Video
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the David Bowie film 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' will return to select movie theaters this fall.
The Day the Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
When the television show premiered in 1966, no one could have guessed the phenomenon it would become.
When John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by U.S. immigration authorities to leave the United States.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video
On March 14, 1968, BBC1's Top of the Pops TV program premiered a new video clip by the Beatles for their new single "Lady Madonna."