Paul Nelson


Is Paul Nelson Dead or Still Alive? Paul Nelson Birthday and Date of Death

Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson Death

Paul Nelson passed away on July 4, 2006 at the age of 70.

Paul Nelson death quick facts:
  • When did Paul Nelson die?

    July 4, 2006
  • How old was Paul Nelson when died?


Paul Nelson Birthday and Date of Death

Paul Nelson was born in 1936 and died on July 4, 2006. Paul Nelson was 70 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: 1936
Date of Death: July 4, 2006
Age at Death: 70

Paul Nelson - Biography

Paul Nelson (January 21, 1936 — circa June 28, 2006) was an A&R executive, magazine editor, and music critic best known for writing for Sing Out!, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone. Born in Warren, Minnesota, Nelson attended St. Olaf College and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota, where he co-founded a seminal folk revival magazine, The Little Sandy Review. As a critic, he defended Bob Dylan when he "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 and was instrumental in supporting the careers of Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Leonard Cohen, Elliott Murphy, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and Warren Zevon. While employed by the A&R department of Mercury Records from 1970 to 1975, Nelson briefly served as David Bowie's publicist and championed Rod Stewart, Doug Sahm, Blue Ash & the New York Dolls; he also compiled The Velvet Underground's posthumous 1969: The Velvet Underground Live and made unsuccessful bids on behalf of the label for Springsteen, The Modern Lovers & Richard and Linda Thompson.