BLOG: Death of a legendary rock critic

Tom Jackson
Jul 5, 2011

 

Jane Scott, the remarkable rock critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer born in 1919 who covered rock music for the PD well into her 80s, had died at age 92. Her death is making national news -- I heard a report about it on NPR today.

The Plain Dealer ran a nice story about her on page one today, with photos of her chatting in the 1960s with Paul McCartney and The Who. The Web version of the article has some great bonuses — vintage articles by Scott on the Rolling Stones, Pere Ubu, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and so on, and a big photo gallery of Scott.

The Scott article is written by John Soeder, author of the all-time-best "reluctant rock musician" interview story (see second item).