Paul Williams brought Crawdaddy to life, and Crawdaddy fueled my love of and interest in music. Sadly, Paul passed away last week. I used to sit outside The Harvard Coop waiting for the delivery of new issues. (How I knew the delivery schedule eludes me today.)
Crawdaddy was informed and exceptionally well written rock journalism. Everything else followed it IMHO. I was definitely impressionable at the time, but the impression stuck, and I'm still happy with it today.