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.
Top 20 Weirdest Beatles Songs
An intriguing pattern emerges, as Paul McCartney dominates this list.
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.
Doobie Brothers Officially Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Eligible since 1996, the band enters after its first nomination.
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.
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.
Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81
His eponymous group provided a springboard for Steve Winwood's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career.
November 2020 New Music Releases
The list is topped by a surprise return of AC/DC.
Top 80 John Lennon Songs
The Beatles star was slow to reveal himself. Once he decided to get real, however, the floodgates opened.
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.
How the Eagles Finally Pieced Together ‘Heartache Tonight’
They topped the charts for a final time with this jigsaw puzzle of a song.