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.
55 Years Ago: How the Beatles’ ‘We Can Work It Out’ Became a Group Triumph
The single reached No. 1 in the U.K. just three days after release, then matched that feat in the U.S.
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.
When Prince Joined the Bangles on Stage for ‘Manic Monday’
Their version of his not-quite-secretly written song had peaked at No. 2 earlier in the year.
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.
Underrated Beatles: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Even a group as celebrated as this one has a few tucked-away moments of brilliance.
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.'
40 Years Ago: Eagles Introduce Timothy B. Schmit on ‘I Can’t Tell You Why’
He arrived with the makings of this first showcase moment with the group.
November 2020 New Music Releases
The list is topped by a surprise return of AC/DC.
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.