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.
50 Years Ago: The Rise and Fall of George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’
The first No. 1 hit by a former member of the Beatles quickly became the subject of a high-profile lawsuit.
Lindsey Buckingham Returns With an Exclusive Streaming Concert
He's been sidelined since early 2019 when a procedure damaged his vocal cords during open-heart surgery.
35 Years Ago: Sting Forms a Solo Persona With ‘Bring on the Night’
Tapped to make a movie about getting a new band together, director Michael Apted captured something else instead.
Doobie Brothers Officially Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible since 1996, the band enters after its first nomination.
30 Years Ago: Don Henley’s ‘New York Minute’ Offers a Candid Look at Fate
At first, it seemed destined to remain the tucked-away last song on Side One of 'The End of the Innocence.'
Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81
His eponymous group provided a springboard for Steve Winwood's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career.
Top 80 John Lennon Songs
The Beatles star was slow to reveal himself. Once he decided to get real, however, the floodgates opened.
Led Zeppelin Finally Appear to Have Won ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear arguments, leaving in place a lower-court ruling that found no copyright infringement.
Doobie Brothers Send Bill Murray Hilarious Letter in Song Dispute
They're claiming copyright infringement over the use of "Listen to the Music" in a commercial for golf clothing.
45 Years Ago: David Bowie Scores His First No. 1 Hit With ‘Fame’
John Lennon collaboration grew out of worries that he might become a prisoner to his own career.