Bryan Wawzenek is a freelance journalist who writes for Diffuser.fm and Ultimate Classic Rock. He learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. His mind is racing, as it always will. Don't start him talking, he could talk all night. The sunshine bores the daylights out of him. Don't touch him, he's a real live wire. Most things he worries about never happen anyway. But he's been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come.
How the Mysterious ‘Hey Joe’ Introduced the World to Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuted on Dec. 16, 1966, with "Hey Joe," a folk song of uncertain origin.
How Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr Survived the ‘80s
By the time the ’80s arrived, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade.
How Yes Found Their Classic Lineup on ‘Fragile’
Even casual fans can name the members who created their second studio LP from 1971.
How Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Dance Songs’ Became a Collector’s Item
Some songs had to be edited to fit on one slab of vinyl, and they couldn't get the rights to another.
40 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries to Collect from Lorne Michaels
George Harrison appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1976 with Paul Simon. In a sketch, he tried to collect the $3,000 Lorne Michaels had offered the Beatles.
How Elton John Survived the ’80s
Elton John almost didn’t make it to the ’80s.
45 Years Ago: Traffic Hits High Point with ‘The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys’
Traffic leaned on its jazz influences for 1971's 'The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,' delivering what many consider the British band's best album.
How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Debut Slowly Built Momentum
He blamed the record company’s lack of promotion; he also blamed the album cover.
5 Reasons Steppenwolf Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Despite decades of inductions, it’s not getting any easier to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
How Don McLean Mourned an Era on ‘American Pie’
The song would lend his second album its title, become a No. 1 hit and his most famous tune.