Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
60 Years Ago: Beatles Introduced With Semi-Illegal First U.S. LP
Vee-Jay Records release arrived 10 days before Capitol's 'Meet the Beatles!'
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney’s ‘Band on the Run’ Becomes Mishap-Laden Apex
It's almost universally acknowledged as the best of his post-Beatles career.
60 Years Ago: The Beatles Complete Their Second Album
They overdubbed a tambourine, but nobody knows who actually played the part.
25 Years Ago: Aerosmith Finally Scores Their First No. 1 Single
The irony is, they didn't write the song.
55 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Briefly Quits the Beatles
First signs they were coming apart happened during sessions for the White Album.
60 Years Ago: The Beatles Play Their Last Cavern Show
It was the 292nd time.
40 Years Ago: Neil Young Finally Pushes Geffen Too Far
His frustrated label ended up suing him for $3.3 million.
60 Years Ago: The Beatles and James Bond Debut on the Same Day
"Love Me Do" and 'Dr. No' both arrived on Oct. 5, 1962.
Queen Discover Tape of One of Their First Concerts
Brian May has discovered a cassette of an early gig from London's Imperial College.
Jon Bon Jovi Thought ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Was Just ‘Okay’
Richie Sambora told his partner he was an "idiot" for not recognizing the song's potential.