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.
‘Jack and Diane’ Hit No. 1, But Did John Mellencamp Even Like It?
It was the “little ditty” that became a smash, and caused some huge headaches along the way.
40 Years Ago: The Police’s Classic Lineup Plays Their First Show
In the summer of '77, the Police traded their founding guitarist for Andy Summers and played their first gig with their famous lineup in Birmingham, England.
When the Beatles Debuted ‘All You Need Is Love’ to the World
They were approached about this historic broadcast just weeks before the arrival of 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
Pink Floyd, David Crosby Watch the Beatles Get Goofy on ‘Lovely Rita’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
Paul McCartney wrote "Lovely Rita" because he kept getting fined for expired parking meters.
The Beatles Turn Back the Clock on ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
If “When I’m Sixty-Four” sounds so simple a child could have written it, that’s what kind of happened.
The Beatles Rip ‘She’s Leaving Home’ From the Headlines: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
When Paul McCartney began writing “She’s Leaving Home,” he didn’t know he had met Melanie Coe.
Paul McCartney Praises Pot, Slams Fans on ‘Fixing a Hole’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
For a while, there were two prevailing opinions on what “Fixing a Hole,” the fifth track on the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was about.
‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ Finds John Lennon in ‘Wonderland’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
The Beatles’ most famous tribute to the effects of drugs had nothing to do with psychedelic drugs. Well, maybe not nothing…
Beatles’ Aptly Named ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ Showcases Ringo Starr: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
Perhaps Ringo Starr's most famous moment with the Beatles, "With a Little Help From My Friends" also recalled the early partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Experience an Amazing Series of Pre-‘Sgt. Pepper’ Highs and Lows – All on a Single Day
The Beatles didn’t record or release any music on May 19, 1967, but it became an important (and infamous) day anyway.