May 9, 1987
It saddens me to see Richard Meltzer wishing for what's past and not opening himself up to the great, uncorrupted bands that are making music today ("Meltzer: Rock Is Dead," by Kristine McKenna, April 26). Bands like the Smiths, R.E.M., U2 and Simple Minds have large followings, yet have not changed their ideals and integrity to suit the mass market. These, including such lesser-known (but equally brilliant) acts as the Cocteau Twins, James, Woodentops, the Jazz Butcher and Husker Du, are the Dylans, Beatles and Rolling Stones of the '80s.
March 28, 2013 |
Crawdaddy magazine founder Paul Williams, often credited for helping establish the field of rock music criticism in the mid-1960s, died Wednesday at age 64 from complications related to a 1995 bicycle accident. Williams' wife, musician Cindy Lee Berryhill, confirmed her husband's death in a post on Facebook, telling followers, “It was a gentle and peaceful passing. " Williams, according to a note on his official website, "suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident, leading to early onset of dementia, and a steady decline to the point where he now requires full-time care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1988 |
Freddie Krueger masks--celebrating the serial killer of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies--may have ranked among the hottest-selling items this Halloween. But none was in evidence Monday at the Los Angeles Police Department's annual costume contest, judged by Chief Daryl F. Gates. The winner, picked from a lineup of two dozen entrants, was Joyce Atzinger, portraying a crusading knight. A fingerprint-identification expert, Atzinger rode a hoof-less cardboard horse of her own making.