Paul Williams Needs Our Help
In 1996, the legendary former editor of Crawdaddy! magazine called "The Complex Sessions: Neil Young & Crazy Horse", directed by Jonathan Demme, Neil Young's - and Rock n' Roll's - finest moment.
Williams went on to wrote a definitive biography (until McDonough's Shakey) Neil Young: Love to Burn : Thirty Years of Speaking Out, 1966-1996.
Now comes word that Williams is seriously ill.
In 1966 Paul Williams published his first issues of Crawdaddy! magazine, the first serious publication devoted to rock & amp; roll news and criticism. In 1995, Williams suffered a brain injury in a bicycle accident near his California home. Today, the man who used to devour records and churn out copy requires managed care. Williams’ accident brought on early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and the pioneering writer has no insurance to cover the costs of his treatment.
To raise funds, Williams and his friends and family have launched a new Website, PaulWilliams.com, which is collecting donations and provides a striking retrospective of his life and career (he sang with John and Yoko on “Give Peace a Chance”). “He was like a friend leaning on your shoulder, saying ‘You should check this out,’ ” R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck tells Rolling Stone. “And he always had smart reasons.”
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