Jane Scott wrote decades worth of rock ‘n’ roll news for Cleveland and beyond. She spent her career writing for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and she died early Monday morning at the age of 92.
Scott began working at The Plain Dealer at the age of 33. She originally covered the Cleveland social scene and worked as a general assignment reporter.
One of Scott’s first concert assignments was covering the Beatles in 1964. All in all, Jane is said to have attended over 10,000 concerts during her 50 years as a journalist.
The Upbeat Show, which aired on WEWS in the 1960’s and early 70’s, was another one of her regular stops. Scott was in attendance for most all of the Saturday night tapings to interview up-and-coming artists like Simon and Garfunkel and Otis Redding.
Scott interviewed the biggest names in the business like Brian Wilson, McCartney, Springsteen, and Dylan. She also spent a lot of time with lesser known local musicians.
Scott was an early supporter of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She campaigned hard to make sure that it was built in Cleveland. She even appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America the day the Rock Hall had it’s grand opening in 1995.
Funeral services will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A memorial service will be held in Cleveland at a later date.
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