Writer/publisher PAUL NELSON was found dead in his New York apartment July 5. He wrote for a number of music magazines, founded the Little Sandy Review with John Pankake in 1961, then served as managing editor of Sing Out! when he moved to New York in 1963 (and quit in defense of his old friend from Minnesota, Bob Dylan). He began writing for Rolling Stone in 1969 and collaborated on a 1981 Rod Stewart biography with Lester Bangs. As an executive, he signed the New York Dolls while working for Mercury Records. He was 69.