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.
The Beatles in Liverpool: A Walking and Driving Tour
A Magical Mystery Tour through some of the most important and iconic sites in the band's hometown.
The Day the Beatles Made Their Television Debut
This wasn’t the band’s big break, a star-making performance or anything like that.
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.
When the Beatles Courted Controversy With ‘Yesterday … and Today’
Today, this hastily made compilation is more famous for its controversial cover than anything else.
The Day the Beatles Shot the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Cover Photo
At the time, it was one of the most expensive ever created.
The Beatles’ First ‘Ed Sullivan’ Appearance: 10 Rock Stars Remember
More than 73 million Americans watched their debut performance.
45 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Recording ‘The White Album’
In May of 1968 – nearly a year after the release of the triumphant ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and a few months after the major movie blunder ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – the Beatles began working on their next album. They had been writing songs (including ‘Dear Prudence,’ ‘Mother Nature’s Son’ and ‘Sexy Sadie’) during their trip to India earlier in the year. In May, they began to lay down
35 Years Ago: The Band Releases ‘The Last Waltz’ Soundtrack
Is it better to burn out than fade away? Or is it best to have one last, blow-out show? ‘The Last Waltz,’ as a concert, a film and an album, served as the Band’s farewell to performing and recording – at least in its original incarnation.
46 Years Ago: Beatles Pose for ‘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.