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.
35 Years Ago: How Everything Went Wrong With ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
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How Roger Moore Became a New James Bond for ‘Live and Let Die’
"I never saw what the fuss was about," he later said. "Hundreds of actors have played Hamlet."
Top 10 Guest Performances on Beatles Songs
Our look back found at least one instance where they improved upon the initially released version.
40 Years Ago: The Blues Brothers’ ‘Soundtrack’ Shares Their Newfound Spotlight
After their smash 1978 debut, the only question was how big the follow-up album would be.
July 2020 New Music Releases
The list is tinged with nostalgia, as several huge acts take long looks back – but there are some notable new offerings too.
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They didn't necessarily become huge commercial or critical hits, but some produced career-changing moments anyway.
How Randy Meisner’s ‘Take It to the Limit’ Fractured the Eagles
He'd begun to dread the moment when he was meant to shine.
How R&B Created a Foundation for the Beatles: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll is Black’
"Black music started the revolution in the world, the so-called youth revolution," John Lennon argued.
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.
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.'
How COVID-19 Suddenly Halted Music, and What May Be Next
At first, the threat actually ran parallel to business as usual.