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 the Beatles Played Their First U.S. Concert
It was only two days after their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
The Day the Beatles Recorded (Most of) the ‘Please Please Me’ LP
Artists used to bang out killer albums in a hurry.
The Day George Harrison Joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place.
How Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wings for Wheels’ Became ‘Thunder Road’
It would soon become one of his defining moments but, at the time, the song didn’t even have its famous title.
Rock’s First Tragedy: When Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Died
Rock 'n' roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.
How a School Shooting Sparked Boomtown Rats’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’
A 16-year-old opened fire from inside her San Diego house at students across the street.
When Yoko Ono Returned to John Lennon’s Tapes for ‘Milk and Honey’
'Milk and Honey' followed the same format as 'Double Fantasy,' but with different results.
How Bruce Springsteen Stumbled on ‘Working on a Dream’
It didn’t help that two of the first four tracks rank high on the list of his all-time worst songs.