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.
How a Movie Song Cemented Huey Lewis and the News’ Stardom
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The John Lennon Song That Healed the Beatles After ‘Let It Be’
Without it, the group might never have rebounded from crushing disappointment to complete 'Abbey Road.'
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At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.
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Top 10 Beatles Songs Without John Lennon
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45 Years Ago: Why Wings Struggled With ‘Listen to What the Man Said’
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Pre-breakup music continues to define their concerts, but solo contributions are moving up the list.
Little Richard, Rock Pioneer, Dies at 87
Hits like "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly" were influential to many, especially the Beatles.
Which Classic Rock Band Has Had the Most Total Members?
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