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 Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.
The Day the Beatles Met the Maharishi
A quest for answers to some of life's larger questions led them to Rishikesh, India.
Top 10 Peter Gabriel Genesis Songs
His tenure was less than a decade but the mark he left on the band, and fans, is undeniable.
The Day the Beatles Changed the World
On Feb. 9, 1964, the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘Across the Universe’
At the start of February 1968, the Beatles found themselves, after a month-and-a-half break, back in Abbey Road studios to begin work on their next single, their first release of 1968.
The Day Sid Vicious Died
On Feb. 2, 1979, the Sex Pistols' infamous bassist Sid Vicious was found dead. He was 21 years old.
The Day the Kinks Played Their First Show
On Feb. 1, 1964, the Kinks made their official debut.
The History of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s BBC Ban
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.
The Story of the Beatles’ First Misstep, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
The Beatles' third film, 'Magical Mystery Tour,' premiered on the BBC on Dec. 26, 1967.
That Time Grand Funk Railroad’s Equipment Was Seized by Their Former Manager
Grand Funk Railroad were sued by manager Terry Knight in December 1972.
The Story of Bob Dylan’s Obscure First Single, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’
Bob Dylan's debut single, 'Mixed-Up Confusion,' was released on Dec. 14, 1962
The Day Bill Wyman Walked Away From the Rolling Stones
After playing with the band for more than 30 years, Bill Wyman walked away from the Rolling Stones in December 1992.