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: Paul McCartney Breaks Every Rule on ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’
His first solo No. 1 single actually hearkened back to the way he worked toward the end of his time with the Beatles.
The Most Underrated Song From Each Glenn Frey and Don Henley LP
Unlike solo output from other ex-members of huge bands, they didn't typically resort to wan attempts at recapturing former glories.
50 Years Ago: Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ Transforms Worry Into Faith
Motown's budding iconoclast finally forged a path to the individualism – and conviction – that he'd aspired to for so long.
55 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Finally Finds His Voice on ‘Up-Tight’
A song he cowrote, the first original to be released as a single, turned his fortunes.
50 Years Ago: Stevie Wonder Makes a Statement With ‘Where I’m Coming From’
His legacy-securing streak of five milestone albums between 1972-76 didn't come out of nowhere.
10 Years Ago: R.E.M. Draw to a Close on ‘Collapse Into Now’
They didn't fall apart amid the usual rock-band squabbles; they left the world's stage on their own terms.
5 Reasons the Go-Go’s Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
There was time when an all-female group didn't write its own songs or play its own instruments.
All 84 Eagles Songs Ranked Worst to Best
They made their legend in a veritable blink of an eye.
35 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Challenger Breaks Apart on Live TV
We've been told that a nation watched in horror as the space shuttle exploded. But that's not exactly what happened.
45 Years Ago: Journey Try to Shake Things Up on ‘Look Into the Future’
The band was already at a crossroads after just one jammy studio project.