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.
Top 10 Post-‘Pet Sounds’ Beach Boys Songs
Before this album, principal architect Brian Wilson and a group of family and friends had moved from strength to strength.
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.
40 Years Ago: Nick Mason’s Solo Debut ‘Fictitious Sports’ Takes a Surprising Turn
He had left 'The Wall' behind before Pink Floyd finished mixing the troubled project, determined to reengage with music again.
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.
Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Audio Cassette, Dies at 94
"I got annoyed with the clunky, user-unfriendly reel-to-reel system," the Dutch engineer once admitted.
Miles Davis’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Connections
His link with the genre began at the turn of the '70s, during heralded shows with Neil Young and Grateful Dead.
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.
Neil Young Sells Half of His Catalog for a Reported $150 Million
It's unclear how the company will leverage this huge new acquisition, since 1988's "This Note's for You" made clear his anti-commercial stance.
40 Years Ago: Eagles’ ‘Seven Bridges Road’ Ends a Winding Path in Top 40
Song actually began life along a lonesome country highway outside Montgomery, Ala.
How Rockers Remembered John Lennon in Song
They inevitably channeled grief over his murder into their craft.
35 Years Ago: ‘Spies Like Us’ Falters When It Gets to the Spy Part
This action comedy actually began life as a sort of homage to the legendary 'Road' pictures starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
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.