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.
35 Years Ago: Thomas Dolby (Eventually) Breaks Through With “The Golden Age of Wireless’
There are, in fact, no less than six versions of Thomas Dolby's The Golden Age of Wireless.
One Year Later: Prince’s Shocking Death
The year after Prince's death has been marked by tributes to the late star, plans for the release of unheard music and tours of his Paisley Park mansion.
35 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘American Fool’
By the time John Mellencamp had the No. 1 song and the No. 1 album in the country, it had been a long road to get there.
45 Years Ago: Nick Drake’s Uncompromising, Spare ‘Pink Moon’ Influences Future Generations
The English folkie released his final album in February 1972. The influential 'Pink Moon,' delivered as a surprise to Island Records, came out in February 1972.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Shoot the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Cover Photo
At the time, it was one of the most expensive album covers ever created. And in the end, it would become one of the most iconic images in rock 'n' roll history.