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Jane Scott, the legendary journalist who covered four decades of rock 'n' roll for The Plain Dealer, died early today after a long illness, said Linda Scott, Jane Scott's niece. She was 92. Details of the funeral services, to be held in Ann Arbor, Mich., are pending. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Cleveland.

Her byline appeared in the newspaper thousands of times, above music features, concert reviews and her long-running "What's Happening" column in Friday! magazine.

Scott was on a first-name basis not only with music fans throughout Northeast Ohio, but with most of the luminaries in the rock 'n' roll universe.

Paul McCartney was an old pal of hers. Bruce Springsteen serenaded her in concert. And when she met Bob Dylan, the World's Oldest Teenager (as Scott was affectionately known) got a peck on each cheek from the Voice of a Generation.

Scott was never at a loss for a great rock 'n' roll story. She regaled several generations of readers with countless firsthand tales about popular music's most colorful characters.

"I've always loved music," Scott said shortly before she retired in 2002, after 50 years at the newspaper.


"The thing about rock is, it gets you up on your feet and dancing and you forget everything else," she said. "The beat gets you going."

Her first day at The Plain Dealer was March 24, 1952, three days after the world's first rock concert -- Alan Freed's Moondog Coronation Ball at the old Cleveland Arena.

Read the full obituary on cleveland.com

Published in The Plain Dealer from Jul. 4 to Jul. 5, 2011.
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July 7, 2017
Valenda Newell
April 17, 2015
With "Rock Week" upon us and the Inductions at the Rock Hall, I couldn't help but think of you and smile! We miss you Jane! See you on the dark side of the moon my friend!
DEE Rocker Chic
August 2, 2013
Since I was a little girl, I remember my dad always enjoyed Jane's reviews and would read them to me and my brothers after dinner. We were music lovers and my father worked in the classified ads department as manager for The Plain Dealer. My dad's name was Pepe Paris. I remember when the Beatles first came to Cleveland in 1963 or so...and Jane Scott gave my dad a newsprint plate of The Beatles...and I still have it! I also remember and have the review of Jane's.. when Jimi Hendrix first came to Cleveland! I will miss Jane's reviews, as this was part of my growing up life to read her articles whenever I went to most of the concerts in the 60's and 70's.
Callie Paris Rini
February 4, 2012
Love & Miss You Rocker Chic !! xoxo
Dee Zagin
November 29, 2011
Jane, thank you so much for the countless concerts you invited me to tag along with you to. I learned so much. You will always be my inspiration. From you I learned that there is a polite and good way to say and write anything. You are irreplaceable as a friend and as a journalist. Words will never adequately express how much I valued your presence in my life.
A. Kudukis (Chelsea, MI)
Alexandra Kudukis
July 29, 2011
On this we can all agree: Everybody knew Jane! Long before my Scene Magazine days, Jane knew my dad going back to the '50s. All the newspaper people, writers, artists, photographers, etc. socialized back then. (Different times.) When she interviewed him at his studio upon his retirement, she was covering both the senior citizens beat and the rock beat for the Plain Dealer. I still find that amazing. Every time she'd see me, she'd say, "Your Mom and Dad are so short. You're so tall. How did that happen?" Great life. Great spirit. Can't wait to see what she'll do for an encore.
Raj Bahadur
July 17, 2011
Jane Scott - How are You ?? I think FINE...we shall meet again..take care :-) and ThanXXX
Tina Pihl
July 14, 2011
Congratulations Jane on a long life well lived. We shall all meet again.
Rich Dix
July 11, 2011
Jane was the epitome' of real journalism and Rock and Roll. I will miss her always.
John McNea
July 8, 2011
Jane interviewed me, a wise guy kid, as I left the LZ concert in '69...little did I know I was in the presence of greatness.
Chris Moore
July 8, 2011
Rock On Jane!!
So sorry to read about Jane. I'm now living in Florida; however, I remember reading her stories on a regular basis. Cleveland, the Plain Dealer and the Rock World lost a "Great Lady."
Not sure if non-performers can be inducted into the Rock Hall; however, regardless of their rules Jane needs to be inducted.
In addition, who votes for an updated version of "American Pie"?
Jane, you will be missed. My sympathy to your family and friends.
Dolores Sistrunk
July 8, 2011
I met Jane at National City Bank Tower City location I was here bank teller and she invited me along as she covered the Filter concert at the Agora what an amazing lady she took notes in the dark and barely looking at here pad.
what a treasure.
Benita Glover-Burt
July 8, 2011
Your light shall be eternal in the hearts of Clevelanders.
Libby Mayich
July 7, 2011
I met Jane in the 60's when I was in a band called Kicks Inc. I was nobody special but she remembered me through the years up to the last time I met her in the early 2000's She was "Mom". Such a nice lady.
R Kotts
July 7, 2011
Jane was always so kind to everyone, even the crew people. I remeber being in Europe with JGeils and the Stones when I got apendicitis. She somehow found out and did a little blurb about me. This was before internet, email and cell phones! How did she do that?!
Jane say hi to everyone for me. They ALL know who you are.
Frank Pavlich
July 7, 2011
You are so honored and respected , and you a legend Jane Scott ...from THE MILWAUKEE ROCK MUSIC EXAMINER @Kidkel69 -Kellie Levans
July 7, 2011
Lovely, classy lady that Jane was...so sad to bid her adieu. So eloquently she crafted the story of my broken toe just before the show at the Phantasy New Years Eve 1990. Loved you 2 pieces Jane. See you soon.
Blonddi Bambi
July 7, 2011
My husband Harry was Jane's first boss way back when she started at the Plain Dealer. Since she and I and Harry all worked together, I would often get invited to her wonderful holiday party. Jane was a character, quirky and real. I will miss her greatly.
Doris Linge
July 7, 2011
I sat near her at a Jeff Beck concert in Lakewood and knew she was as important to the rock scene in Cleveland as almost any of the performers here. God Bless Her! P.S. I saw Ian Hunter at the Beachland , He felt the same way.
Dave Widrich
July 7, 2011
Sat next to her for nearly 3 years of concerts back in the late 70's. She would always ask me if I was enjoying myself. Jane stood out like a sore thumb, but once you conversed with her you knew there was a reason she was there. Looking at her picture brings back great memories.
Rick Weiner
July 7, 2011
What a cool lady met her at a concert once back stage. She was a great role model for women!
Tarheel2000
July 7, 2011
I had the pleasure of meeting Jane Scott three times in my life. Once when the Beatles were here, once when we had the 20 year reunion of the WHK Beatle Body Guards and the last time was in downtown Cleveland and was surprised to find out she did remember me. Jane was a very nice lady and will be greatly missed!!!!!!
Joan Basnett
July 7, 2011
Jane Scott WAS the Rock and Roll critic for Cleveland, the State of Ohio and the United States of America... God Bless you Jane for the insight you shared through the words you wrote.
Bill Meadema
July 7, 2011
Jane Scott was gracious and generous with her time. I called her several years ago...I was surprised to see her listed in the phone book! She talked to me for nearly two hours, sharing her stories and advice. I told her that I was interested in pursuing music journalism and she said, "You're right on time, dear!" I met her in person at a few events at the Rock Hall, too. She had a personality that everyone loved and I'm grateful that our paths crossed. She is an inspiration for me. Jane had a way about her that made everyone feel successful.
Helen Marketti
North Coast Voice Magazine
Cleveland, OH
July 7, 2011
I delivered The Plain Dealer as a young man and early every Friday morning before I delivered that day's papers I would read Jane Scott's column.Thanks for humanizing Rock and Rock-and-Rollers Jane.
rob mcclester
July 6, 2011
I met Jane in 1984 when she was there covering a Husker Du show at Pirate's Cove. She was the sweetest, kindest person to everyone and melted this (at the time) too-cool-to-exist teen hipster's heart by the encore.

Safe Passage, Jane.
Rev Recluse
July 6, 2011
Jane Scott: I'll never forget her generosity, kindness, breathless enthusiasm, and oversized handbags stuffed with food and other stuff. And when she was covering a story, Wow, could she move! Her energy was contagious. She was one of the most beautiful spirits I'd ever known. She handled her trials in a nearly all-male world with grace and dignity. She embraced the joy of rock 'n' roll, while ferociously protecting herself from the foul language (and occasional foul acts) she encountered. I'll never ever forget her. She'll not rest in peace. She'll Rock in Joy! Janet Byron Anderson, Westlake OH
July 6, 2011
Jane was a classy lady and a true professional. Her quick smile and genuine kindness towards a young intern at the PD will never be forgotten. My condolences to her family.
Joan Palace
July 6, 2011
My mother served with Jane in the Navy in Washington during World War II and the two women kept in touch for many years.

I had lunch with Jane in Cleveland in 2004, two years after she retired, when I was there for a conference. In the parking lot near the restaurant, a woman tapped on the car window. She was a member of the newspaper/microfilm reading room staff at the public library, and was so happy to see Jane, who was apparently a regular library patron.

When we went into the restaurant, the young staff immediately recognized her. They silently mouthed, "Is that . . .?" without even mentioning her name, and I just smiled and nodded. They didn't even have to finish the sentence! Clearly she was a beloved figure.

When we sat down, she asked me whether I was a R&R fan and I told her, hesitantly, "Well . . not really." Her response was "I had to ask, but I understand!" Then we laughed and went on to discuss every topic under the sun. A very appealing and genuine person was Jane Scott. RIP, dearie!

It was a privilege to meet you!
Sally Stokes
July 6, 2011
I was fortunate enough to write regularly about rock and roll for 12 years, from 1983 to 1995, for The Washington Times and The Frederick News-Post, and I understand Jane's world, her enthusiasm, her love for rock and roll, her love for journalism, her honesty, her fandomness, and just her great spirit. She loved rock and roll, and she was able to tell rock's story for decades. Her influence extended far beyond the Cleveland area, however, as her words spoke to thousands of fans, people, musicians and music industry people across the United States and even overseas. She was a true rock and roller. Jane Scott should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame--in fact, she should have been inducted years ago. I was fortunate to have briefly met her twice--once at the Live Aid show in Philadelphia, and once again at the opening weekend ceremonies for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. I remember thinking, during the Cleveland events, how fortunate I was to have briefly met this living legend, in her home town, covering such an important rock event, and sharing with her the celebration of that weekend. Jane Scott was rock and roll, and rock and roll was thoroughly luck to have had her. Thanks, Jane, for being there for 38 years and for covering rock and roll so enthusiastically and warmly. Rock on!
Matt Neufeld
July 6, 2011
To the Scott family.
My condolences to all of you. Jane was and always will be a legend. She loved her work and we loved her reviews. May she rest in peace. Rock on in heaven Jane !!! May the love, support and memories ease you in this difficult time.
Lenay Stevers
July 6, 2011
Jane Scott was one of my favorite Buckeyes. She was the first to welcome me to the news room when I came to Cleveland in 1979 as a PD feature writer. After I returned to New York, she would call me between sets from the Peppermint Lounge - breathless with enthusiasm. She was a Plain Dealer rock star and truly The World's Oldest Teenager!
Janet Gardner The Gardner Documentary Group, New York
Janet Gardner
July 6, 2011
To the Scott family Please accept my condolences. I hope you can find comfort in prayer and in the scriptures, like John 6:40 that reminds us we will see our loved one again.
alice
July 6, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 6, 2011
So sorry to hear of her death. What a "larger than life" personality she is said to have had. She truly loved her work and it showed. May the God of all comfort be with her family knowing that there is a future hope.
July 6, 2011
The loss of a dear loved one is very hard to cope with, and my deepest sympathies are with the family. I pray that the God of all Comfort offer you the needed strength to endure during this difficult time.
A Williams
July 6, 2011
To the the family of Jane Scott - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
R Golay
July 5, 2011
Such a sweet lady! You will be missed
Susan Nowoslawski
July 5, 2011
Dear Jane, you are someone that Cleveland can be so proud of.
I smile as I imagine those that gathered to welcome you into Heaven...what a celebration it must have been.
Thanks for all you did.
Rita H.
July 5, 2011
what a grand, intelligent and hip lady!! RIP Jane. We'll miss you!
Betty
July 5, 2011
Our band must have created a "buzz" when we saw Jane in the audience of one of our shows in the early 90's! We'll never forget the feeling! Thanks Jane! God bless you and enjoy heaven!! Teri and Greg Gorecki A.K.A. Sands Of Time....
Teri Gorecki
July 5, 2011
I met Jane at a show,she seemed to be just interested and very nice. Somewone asked me do you know who that is? No just seems like a nice lady.Then I seen her at an Agora showand we remerbered each other.After that I visited with her whenever Icould.She never asked for nothing I suppose thats why Iwanted to do everything I could for her. She alwas asked about the boys and how everyone was. Fairwell Jannie from one of your boys. DAN ( Murph the Surf) Murray Cleveland Ohio P.S.hope you get good seats Ha Ha
July 5, 2011
To the family of Jane Scott, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved one. Our heavenly Father is with you, and He will revive your spirit and crush heart-Isaish 57:15. (Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.)
July 5, 2011
Love ya and miss ya !!!Was always nice to see her at the shows!!!R.I.P.A true Cleveland and Rock Legend!!!
Becky Knipp
July 5, 2011
jane
my prayer for her she acepted jesus as he lord an savior
my prayers go ou out to the family now and always
RON AND LISA SMITH
July 5, 2011
In Memory'
Days go longer
OlSchool Rockclassic
ties in the web of our heart
furthermore the rest is
inside our own archive
history of more music
fame era ICON'
As with the times
of all to remain..
and full of sound'

California Musicians
Music of Santana'Malo
Tower of Power
LedZepplin&RollingStones
British Empire"
As the time machine
runs
In Circles from the
Shores of BayArea
Life & those never
ever forgotten
The music of when
Winterland&Fillmore
was once there
many years ago....
As all the programs
of Arena
BillGraham of
SanFrancisco..
So Hats off to you
Jane
Thank you so much
for the Words
A valuable art of
more to view and read
admired of a music Column
Im sorry to hear youre gone
rip'
GodBless you JaneScott
sentiments to her Family
as with the
Music Industry known Friends~
Victoria&Andrew VZj
July 5, 2011
I always knew i was about to witness a great concert if i saw Jane Scott there. She belonged to all music fans in Cleveland. She was just one of the gang, always willing to talk with whomever stopped her to say "hello". A perfect representative of Cleveland, Ohio.
Laura Reis
July 5, 2011
Bless you Jane, you were the one who called me when I won a PD art contest and tickets to my very first Rock Concert at Public Hall. I could always count on Jane to give me and my bands a mention in the Friday Magazine. I even ran into you one time at the Cle Zoo on "PD Day." We sat on the tram together and you pulled out your notebook to write down what I was doing musically, lately. No story was too small or local rocker not important enough for you to take notes on. I will always appreciate you, as a friend. I will cherish the Cleveland Magazine you signed for me at one of the Taurus Parties. You were on the cover holding a Fender Stratocaster. You asked me what kind of guitar that was, when you signed the cover for me. Thank you for 50 years of writing and that wonderful smile! – Wally Gunn
Wally Gunn
July 5, 2011
As a teenager growing up in Cleveland in the 60's, I always looked forward to reading Jane's column and to saying "hello" at concerts. She gave us "fans" a true perspective and connected us to the musicians and the music we loved. She deserves every loving compliment and sweet rememberance that will come her way in the days and weeks ahead. Jane, you were a part of my growing up in a magical, musical world. Today, my head is sadly hung for you. It was the best of days and you made it even better. Thank you ... I will remember you, always.
Den Adair
July 5, 2011
I remember seeing Jane during the Bruce Springsteen concert at the Cleveland Agora in '78. All of my friends drove up from The Canton area to see him play.

We will miss you Jane! Thanks for giving Ohio the exposure to the rock gods!
Paul Kovalchuk
July 5, 2011
I met Jane at a Clash concert in 1982, while attending Kent State. She was really nice and talked with me for a little while about the Combat Rock album that the band put out that year.

Rock and Roll, Jane!
Tim Cape
July 5, 2011
I will miss you, Jane, and I will miss the enthusiasm and spirit in which you recounted, in your wonderfully descriptive manner, stories of your life in the Rock and Roll world. Your presence will forever be felt.
Guytano Parks
July 5, 2011
I met Jane in 1966 when I opened the Agora she wrote so many stories about the shows at the Agora that my staff used to kid me that I must be dating her on the side. She was and will always be one of a kind. What I liked most about her was that she was not a critic she was a reporter and always wrote her stories through the eyes and excitement of the fans after all what else about a show is more important than the people who paid to see it. I know there is a special place for Jane and I know she is enjoying it. God Bless you Jane
Hank LoConti
July 5, 2011
I had the privilege of attending several concerts and social events with Jane in the 80's and 90's..it was amazing to watch her interview some covered-in-black with safety pins in the eyebrows teenage rocker. She never judged anyone, but gave performers ample time to explain their music. I was surprised to learn in about 1989 or so that she had never gone to a rock concert as a guest. So my friends and I took her to see Huey Lewis and the News at Blossom. We were right in front of the amplifiers, 13th row....and she fell asleep on my shoulder for most of the concert! I got to meet a lot of musicians because of Jane. She was delightful, happy and slightly ruffled in appearance....but she never forgot her camera, a lesson I learned well. And she had a warm spot in her heart for my late ex-husband, Casey Coleman, and our daughters. What a glorious life well lived....may she rock on forever in our hearts.
Emilie Knud-Hansen
July 5, 2011
Gerard MacDonald
July 5, 2011
The worlds oldest teenager. May she stay forever young. She deserves a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Richard Greer
July 5, 2011
The Queen Mother of Cleveland Rock Journalism is gone and we all much poorer because of it.

At the moment, I envision Jane is finally getting that Elvis Presley interview she always wanted to do. They are sitting there having banana & peanuts butter sandwiches as we speak...

God go with her and we all now have an extra guardian angel to watch over us.
Mister Peanuts
July 5, 2011
Although I never knew Jane during her actual working years, I was honored to have met her and got to know her over the few weeks. She was an amazing woman with so many great stories! She received flowers from a lead singer in a band and her peers were jealous!!!
Emily Marvin
July 5, 2011
I always LOVED to see and talk with Jane. Jane always made me feel just as important as a rock star. Cleveland was so BLESSED to have had her live here. God Bless her and Jane Scott Family. Love, Peace and ROCK and ROLL.
AMY Woodburn
July 5, 2011
My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Jane Scott was a wonderful contributor to Rock n Roll. God cares and will comfort you. His words of comfort are written at 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.
Mary Smith
July 5, 2011
To the family of Jane Scott,
I am so sorry to read of your loss. As you endeavor to comfort one another, may "the God of all comfort" (2 Cor. 1: 3,4) give you peace. Again, my sincere condolences.
Kay
July 5, 2011
Rest in peace Jane. You're truly an icon of the era.
"Westside" Steve Simmons
July 5, 2011
Jane went from being my PD Mom (seated next to her as a fresh-outa-college reporter) to friend of so many years via my positions at Belkin Prod., The Front Row Theatre & PlayhouseSquare. I will miss that special giggle and her sweet naivete that was so endearing...and I have some great stories about Jane and The Dave Clarke Five, Barry Manilow & Bonjovi!
We luv ua Janie!
Jeannie Emser Schultz
July 5, 2011
RIP Jane, you must be needed in Rock-N-Roll Heaven.
Robert Cox
July 5, 2011
To the greatest friend, as a writer, to rock and roll. Thank you Jane Scott for all you did for both of us over the years (band years): Jack Springer :Moses, Mouse, Harlequinn colour and Sara Springer (Sandy Downs): Northcoast Girls and Valkerie - long live your memeory -we will never forget
Jack Springer
July 5, 2011
RIP, you had a great career. Not many people lived to have the long career Ms Scott did. I would have liked to been her assistist. Thanks for all you did for Rock n Roll.
Nedra Bradley
Macon, Ga
Nedra Bradley
July 5, 2011
Thinking of you Jane. Thank you for all of your wonderful reporting that kept us current with what was happening in Cleveland for Rock 'n' Roll events. You are now in "Rock 'n' Roll Heaven" -- May you rest in eternal peace but with your headphones on listening to your favorite music!
Linda Ellis
July 5, 2011
Only one thing to say ... "Rock On!" I think if Jane could leave us all with one last word, that's what she would say. I too have been honored in growing up with all Jane's wonderful reviews and stories. The rock world has truly lost one of its greatest ambassadors!! but Jane will live on forever in our hearts and souls, I truly hope to see her in the Rock Hall of Fame someday! ... "Rock On Jane" .... she gave as all "Something to believe in"
Tom Ford
July 5, 2011
I remember seeing her at an AC/DC concert at the Richfield Coliseum in 85. I was just as impressed seeing her as I was the band. Rest in peace Jane.
C Kling
July 5, 2011
I had the pleasure of meeting Jane at an Alice Cooper concert, kids were saying "Why is THAT LADY here, she's too old...and I replied...That Lady is Jane Scott and she has more cool in her pinky than we will ever have...DO NOT disrespect her!.... Rock in Peace JANE, You will be missed!
Larry Kramer, JR
July 5, 2011
To Cleveland's Oldest Teenager (Forever and always will be). You will be so missed to our city, You are a true gem. I've seen you at so many concerts, I lost count. You were a great read and a great person to talk Rock-N-Roll with. Keep Rockin Jane \,,/ Rock in Peace \,,/
Annette W-Salvatore
July 5, 2011
Well, this day had to come.... Jane was a sweet and just plain wonderful lady. When I was starting my career at the Press, she was a mentor who treated me as a colleague rather than as the cub from the other paper. I remember watching Neil Armstrong walking on the moon with Jane and someone else after a Zeppelin concert; 20 years later she confirmed that it was Mr. Plant. Thanks for the memory, Jane. Rest in rock.
Nelson M.
July 5, 2011
My sympathy to Jane's nieces and nephews-how lucky you all were to have known her, as am I.Jane was a dear friend to my family. She knew my dad who sold printing ink to THE PLAIN DEALER. She worked with my late husband, Michael who was a business editor and reporter. After Mike's death Jane kept in touch asking about our daughters, Beth and Cindy. She came to our home for high school graduation of Cindy's. She also took me to concerts on occasion too at the Front Row theater.
Carolyn Kelly
July 5, 2011
I had the pleasure of first meeting Jane Scott, as a 14 year old "teen reporter", representing my high school, and always wearing my uniform! Jane was an inspiration who set the standard for reporters conveying professionalism, knowledge and insight. Rock On, Miss Jane! You were Simply the Best!
Elizabeth Buda
July 5, 2011
I remember seeing Jane at a popular bar in the flats called "The Basement" when she was 80! She may have aged but she never became old. Happy Trails.....
gina
July 5, 2011
First question...what High School did you attend? Jane was one-of-a-kind. So many stories to share with anyone she encountered. RIP Jane
Gary
July 5, 2011
My sympathies to her family and so many friends and aquaintences. Thank you for everything you did for the city of Cleveland and the rock business. I enjoyed your work through the years.

May you rest in peace.
Sue G
July 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a long-time supporter of the Press Club of Cleveland, once accepting an invitation to make an appearance as a "bag lady" at a Press Club comedy event. But it was her amazing talent for newspaper work that ultimately landed her in the Press Club's Journalism Hall of Fame... She was a shining jewel of the Cleveland journalism community, unafraid to break new ground and trample old barriers.
When she finds herself at the Gates of Heaven, she'll probably pull out her notepad and pen and announce: "I'm here for my interview with God."
And the angels will roll out the red carpet for her.... She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.
John Sheridan
July 5, 2011
We, the members of mushroomhead are saddened by the passing of a true Cleveland legend. We are also forever indebted to Jane for her interest and exposure she gave to us early on when we were just up and comers. Our hearts go out to her family. We all lost a real doll!! Sweet dreams Jane.. xo
Tim Shmotz
July 5, 2011
the world is less without you
david olsavsky
July 4, 2011
A great writer about music will still write for god's paper
Fred Mccloud
July 4, 2011
Stunned and saddened by the news. It seemed that like Peter Pan, Jane as Rod Stewart sang would be "Forever Young" What a wonderful, grand woman. Never complained. Was an inspiration to all of us youngsters "back in the day" at the PD. Always had a hello and a smile. Loved reading her articles. My late father (Ray Osrin, former PD Political Cartoonist) got a kick out of her too, we loved her. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sadness. Jane, I <3<3 you.
caren Osrin Gittleman
July 4, 2011
A million thanks to this amazing woman who literally helped pioneer rock and roll for women. Because of her column my parents would let me go to some of great Cleveland shows back in the day. She truly left her mark and made the world a better place with her smile and humor. Thank you Ms. Scott. God Bless you.
Alberta Williamson
July 4, 2011
Keep rocking Jane. Go Tribe
Bill Curtin
July 4, 2011
I, too, grew up always reading Jane's columns in the PD. She had a career that most of us could only dream about having. Although I never met Jane, I would have loved to spend even an hour with her. Fascinating lady. RIP, Jane. You will be greatly missed.
melanie
July 4, 2011
Jane was a very humble person with great passion. She assisted us at Westlake High School in welcoming the onset of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and also on visiting and reviewing a performance of Rees Shad (visiting musician) about that same time frame. A wonderful human being with a lot of heart! She will be greatly missed and never replaced.
Wade Werner
July 4, 2011
just found out about this...i interned with her in 1983 and she taught how to deal with publicists and artists, get around security guards to get backstage and to know when you're being lied to in an interview. Jane taught me the foundations of music journalism and gave me encouragement and self-confidence in my talents. A sweet, amazing lady and an inspiration to many. She will be deeply missed...-Mike Shea/Alternative Press Magazine
Mike Shea
July 4, 2011
R.I.P. Jane Scott - your columns were a pleasure to read. Rock on and on.
Peace!
*Barbara*
July 4, 2011
Jane: You helped me decide to write about music ... and i hope i can leave one tenth your legacy. rest in peace, and rock on!
deb sprague
July 4, 2011
Jane always attended the Record Roundup record conventions in Cleveland. Her friends, Steve and Sher Petrysyzn would introduce her to the vendor's who would help her add to her rock and roll collection.

She was always the star of the show, and was always pleasant and gracious to talk to.

She was loved by everybody.
Nancy Hartman
July 4, 2011
Rock On Jane . Rock and roll heaven is waiting for you. Will always miss the best rock writer and interviewer.
David Moore
July 4, 2011
Growing up with Jane as my aunt was wonderful. She was so much fun to be with and always made me feel special. I learned such kindnesses from her. I loved her smile, twinkling eyes and lovable giggle. My boys were lucky enough to join her at a Grateful Dead concert and even got to go back stage! I am always amazed and delighted at the number of times I meet people who knew of her and read her columns like the young man I met on the Moscow, Russia metro! You've touched so many hearts, you'll always be in mine. Aunt Jane I miss you!
Linda Scott Cook
July 4, 2011
Jane was a trip...having worked in the music business all my life, I had many occasions to be with this amazing woman. We always new she would come to any event that had food. We'll miss uou.
Dennis Baker
July 4, 2011
I literally grew up reading her columns in the PD. She will be missed.
alan capers
July 4, 2011
Jane YOU rock....xo joanie deveney *(aka joan of art)
July 4, 2011
Every time I saw Jane, I remembered Mick Jagger as he was being interviewed by a reporter from Cleveland. Upon discovering the reporter was from Cleveland, Mick inquired "So how is Jane doing these days". When Mick Jagger is asking about you, you must have something on the ball! RIP Jane.
jim morrison
July 4, 2011
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Jane. I don't think I ever knew anyone else that was like Jane. There are so many words to describe her, kind, gentle, vivacious, loving, caring, and the list goes on. She touched so many people's lives. I am so sorry that life ran away from me and I did not stay in touch but she will always be in my prayers and my heart. My deepest condolences to her family whom she adored.
Vera Svilar
July 4, 2011
A Cleveland great but still has to be a Wolverines fan! The city can't catch a break. Miss you Jane.
July 4, 2011
Oh,how sad, but what a wonderful person!
Jane WAS Cleveland; she was always helpful, interested, supportive, always THERE, always kind and smart.
May flights of angels....etc.
My sympathy to friends and relatives.
Danny Fields
July 4, 2011
Jane Scott is probably the reason I became a music journalist and newspaper writer. I read her every week and made my big sister take me to the concerts she wrote about.

Years ago, I sat near her in the critics section at a tour opening Springsteen concert in Atlanta. And I finally had the opportunity to tell her how much her writing meant to me growing up in N.E. Ohio. I wasn't that young anymore. She was pretty old by then. But she was still cooler than me!
Bob Townsend
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