On March 12th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honored Paul Nelson. In an In Memoriam presentation dedicated to those significant figures in the music industry who passed away in 2006, Paul was twelfth among the litany of names both famous (Buck Owens, Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett, James Brown) and not so famous (blues musician Sam Myers, Denis Payton of the Dave Clark Five, publicist Ronnie Lippin) whose contributions were recognized.
As a music journalist, much of Paul’s writing was of the moment and consequently lost to back issues of assorted magazines and newspapers. In March, however, with the worldwide airing (via TV and Internet) of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, this great writer finally received at least some of his due.
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