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.
When John Lennon and Yoko Ono Held a Bed-In for Peace
Most newlyweds like to spend their first few days as a couple in some exotic locale. These guys were different.
Why Thin Lizzy Began Their Career With the Classic ‘Whiskey in the Jar’
Thin Lizzy's 1972 recording of the traditional Irish folk song has become a staple of St. Patrick's Day playlists.
When Joe Jackson Got Jazzy on ‘Body and Soul’
Few artists to come out of the New Wave movement switched as seamlessly between genres.
When the Beatles Began Filming ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
They'd barely any time to reflect on their history-making first journey to America before moving on to the next project.
When Ozzy Osbourne Sorta Urinated on the Alamo
You're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city. You feel the call of nature and ...
The Day the Beatles Met Cassius Clay
One of the perks they had to get used to was rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
When Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Recorded Together
The two were big fans of each other's work.
The Story of the Beatles’ Second ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance
Fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse after their history-making first appearance.