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Take a deep breath We are about to travel into the grave world of a music critic Paul Williams I will take you through the process of a music critics mind Being the first rock music critic and creator of Crawdaddy magazine he became the godfather of the music journalism- he set the expectationsstandard for becoming a music critic Due to his conventional and intimate writing style his music reviews influenced the American audience to listen to the band s he wrote about thus launched the careers of emerging bands Being born in Boston Massachusetts he attended Swarthmore College At the age of seventeen he created the Crawdaddy magazine which was the first rock and roll magazine created It quickly gained popularity set the standards for emerging music journalist and help cement artists to stardom Through this magazine the Doors Jefferson Airplanes Bob Dylan and many others were highly recognized and thanks to Williams belief of their aptitude to progressAlthough Williams left the magazine in 1969 his magazine allowed new music critics to emerge he opened the door to aspiring journalist Not only was he the creator of a highly recognized magazine but also a publisher and author Throughout his career he published books regarding rock and roll the journey of being a critic and a collection of his most famous music criticism Although he died in March 27 2013 due to health complications from a traumatic brain injury in a 1995 accident his legacy continues to live Being influenced by fictional writing particularly in science fiction he developed a systematic system to produce his first magazine With the help of his friends he published his articles with a mimeograph machine and hand stapled the papers Before creating the magazine Williams had a collection of his music criticisms therefore he became a professional writer by being his own publisher As he saw how other magazines were writing to spiral rapidly up to the charts
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