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 Conquer the U.S. Without Playing a Single Note
An estimated crowd of three to five thousand greeted Pan Am Flight 101 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.
60 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Elevates With ‘The Times They Are A-Changin”
If his second album hadn’t done enough to earn the tag of the voice of his generation, the follow-up solidified it.
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!'
40 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Joins Robert Plant in Rare Early Reunion
It was just the second time they performed together after Led Zeppelin's split.
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.
55 Years Ago: A Self-Titled LP Signals Beginning of Beatles’ End
That name may have signified a unified front, but the songs told a different story.
Four Not-So-Fab ‘I Quit’ Stories: How George, Ringo, John and Paul Each Left the Beatles
All four Beatles left the band at some point in the last 18 months of their existence.
60 Years Ago: The Beatles Complete Their Second Album
They overdubbed a tambourine, but nobody knows who actually played the part.
30 Years Ago: Meat Loaf Goes ‘Back Into Hell’ and Scores a Hit
He'd recorded three albums on three different labels between 1983-86, and they all flopped.
When the Beatles Wrote a Song for the Rolling Stones
They put a tougher R&B beat behind the song and Brian Jones contributed its distinctive slide guitar.
When the Rolling Stones’ ‘Star Star’ Was Banned by the BBC
Title was changed at the behest of Atlantic Records chief Ahmet Ertegun.
25 Years Ago: Aerosmith Finally Scores Their First No. 1 Single
The irony is, they didn't write the song.