In tribute to Paul Williams, founder of my old magazine Crawdaddy (see here) and "The Father of Rock Criticism," one of his early obsessions, Neil Young doing "Mr. Soul," with the Springfield, probably 1967. But his greatest piece, on Brian Wilson's struggle to record the ill-fated Smile album, was my introduction to Paul about the same time. Three years later I was writing for Rolling Stone. Brian singing the great "Surf's Up" from those sessions below.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Young Days and Surf's Up, for Paul
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