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.
45 Years Ago: ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Debuts to a Brief Boycott
The show moved into TV's Top 10 most-watched shows six weeks later and remained there until it went off the air.
Neil Young Sues to Stop Donald Trump From Playing His Songs
He's specifically targeting campaign broadcasts of "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk."
35 Years Ago: Why ‘A View to a Kill’ Couldn’t Save Duran Duran
Song represented a bold step toward modernity for the James Bond franchise, which had long relied on silky crooned ballads for its themes.
35 Years Ago: Queen Steal the Show at Live Aid
Expectations weren't all that high for one of the festival's signature moments.
35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
Life, it's fair to say, kept getting in the way.
How a Movie Song Cemented Huey Lewis and the News’ Stardom
"The Power of Love" became their first No. 1 'Billboard' smash, but it didn't exactly begin with lofty expectations.
45 Years Ago: How Eagles Turned a Corner With ‘One of These Nights’
Chaffing at their country-rock roots, they regrouped to construct a "nasty track with pretty vocals."
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.
40 Years Ago: How False Beatles Rumors Almost Derailed Concerts for Kampuchea
A cool old-school-meets-new-school cast played four shows meant to raise money for war-torn Cambodia.
Mott the Hoople Will Tour U.S. for First Time Since 1974
A string of American theater dates will include three members of the band's core lineup from 45 years ago.