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.
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Unlike solo output from other ex-members of huge bands, they didn't typically resort to wan attempts at recapturing former glories.
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She'd come a long way yet still had something to prove.
Underrated George Harrison: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Really, they all were.