Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2002. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Anthology drawn from the first 19 issues (1966-69) of seminal rock-and-roll magazine Crawdaddy! begun as a music fanzine when its first editor, influential rock critic Paul Williams, was a freshman at Swarthmore College: "All year, everywhere I went, everyone seemed to be listening to and talking about new rock 'n' roll groups and records. This was the news, this was what was happening in our lives, and the idea of a magazine where this music would be talked about seriously was like a proclamation of the existence of a community that was already there, waiting to be acknowledged, waiting for a place to talk with one another about it all" (from the introduction). Replete with record reviews, interviews, articles, black-and-white photos and artwork reproductions. Everything good. Index. Upper corner mildly dampstained. Item #883