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.
50 Years Ago: Dark, Mysterious ‘Hey Joe’ Introduces 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’
'Fragile' also marked the first time Yes worked with cover artist Roger Dean.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ Sums Up the ’70s
Pink Floyd’s record labels in the U.K. and U.S. had gotten used to a schedule.
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.
40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album
If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.
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.
45 Years Ago: Don McLean Mourns an Era on ‘American Pie’
Don McLean’s first album didn’t exactly set the world on fire.