Jane Scott, R.I.P.

Jane Scott, legendary Plain Dealer rock writer, dies at age 92

Sad news about someone who can lay legitimate claim to the title, “world’s first rock critic.”

To wit: “When the Beatles performed Sept. 15, 1964, at Public Hall, Scott was there, reporter’s notebook in hand. ‘I never before saw thousands of 14-year-old girls, all screaming and yelling,’ she recalled later. ‘I realized this was a phenomenon… The whole world changed.'”

I’ll keep my eye out for more stories on this. Great job by the folks at Cleveland, who have compiled a photo gallery as well as a large sampling of Scott’s work right on the site (including a review of the Stones in ’64 and a review of Pere Ubu in ’75!)

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