Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
45 Years Ago: Hall and Oates Notch Their First No. 1 With ‘Rich Girl’
Believe it or not, there was a downside.
45 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Wish’ Rides Funky Nostalgia to No. 1
This first single was actually one of the last things added to 'Songs in the Key of Life.'
50 Years Ago: Jerry Garcia Goes Solo With Top 40 Hit ‘Garcia’
Debut ended a lengthy recording draught following Grateful Dead's 'American Beauty.'
George Martin Discusses Meeting Beatles in Newly Revealed Clip
"Well, that's a silly name for a start," the late producing legend remembers saying.
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50 Years Ago: ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Makes Its Violent Debut
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2022 New Music Releases
Guns N' Roses fans are in for a heck of a year.
Monkees Co-Founder Michael Nesmith Dead at 78
He emerged from their pre-fab beginnings to become a musical pioneer in his own right.
Why Neil Young Still Has No Plans to Tour
"I can't do it," he admits. "It gives me a sick feeling."