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.
55 Years Ago: How ‘Moods of Marvin Gaye’ Changed Everything
He actually revealed himself as more than the typical Motown factory drone well before 1971's 'What's Going On.'
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.
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.
Bill Withers Dies of ‘Heart Complications’ at 81
Singer-songwriter scored a string of ageless '70s-era hits, including "Lean on Me," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine."