Jane Scott was one of the first and was also one of the best.
She documented rock 'n' roll performances throughout northeast Ohio. The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and countless lesser known performers were interviewed by Scott. Scott spent four decades as the rock writer for the Plain Dealer. She started just days after the world's first rock concert, the Alan Freed's Moondog Coronation Ball.
She didn’t retire until she was nearly 83 years old. Scott died at from complications of Alzheimer’s disease in her hometown of Lakewood in 2011.
Thousands of Scott's albums, books, autographs and other personal items were recently donated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
"We have about 76 linear feet of shelf space dedicated to Jane Scott's material," said Andy Leach, director of Library and Archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Autographs from each of the Beatles, Springsteen and many more were saved by Scott.
"There were so many people that she was on a first-name basis with who are among the top tier of rock 'n' roll legends," said Leach.
The collection is currently not ready to be displayed. Everything is being sorted right now.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will make an announcement in the coming months to let everyone know when the collection is ready for public viewing. It is being kept at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives located at 2809 Woodland Ave. in Cleveland.
For the latest updates you can check the Rock Hall Library and Archives web site .
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