Longtime Memphis Music Journalist Walter Dawson Dies

By: Former Commercial Appeal music critic and editor Walter Dawson has died of a heart attack.

He was 59 years old.

Dawson began his journalism career at the Memphis newspaper in 1968. As a music critic, he wrote about the death of Elvis.

He later served as editor of the business and metro news sections of the paper and worked as managing editor of a California newspaper.


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