Paul Williams would have been 67 today. He passed away on March 27, 2013.
I believe that he was very influential on Philip K. Dick’s career and was partially responsible for the resurgence in popularity of Philip K. Dick and his work. Essentially, Paul Williams was an early adopter of the work of Philip K. Dick. He wrote an article for Rolling Stone, profiling Philip K. Dick, and later expanded it into the book Only Apparently Real: The World of Philip K. Dick.
He was also the executor Philip K. Dick Estate’s estate and in addition, he was a pioneer in Rock music journalism. Below are some links to more information about Paul Williams and his life.