Life and legacy of late rock and roll critic Jane Scott celebrated at Rock Hall

Tribute features reflections and live music

CLEVELAND - The lakefront tourist attraction that late rock and roll critic Jane Scott helped campaign for was the site Sunday night for a special tribute to her life and legacy.

Hundreds of friends, family members and fans of her work showed up to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to celebrate the life of the woman who covered every major rock concert in Cleveland during her 50 year career at the Plain Dealer.

The evening featured proclamations, personal reflections, and live performances.

Scott was considered to be one of the first and most significant rock and roll critics in the country. She was also instrumental in the campaign to bring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to Cleveland.

"I remember coming down here to visit her and we would go out occasionally to lunch our out to dinner," shared nephew William Scott. "Everywhere we went, people knew her by name. She was always Jane Scott and everybody loves her in Cleveland."

"You can make the case that if it wasn't for Jane Scott, I might not be standing here tonight talking about Jane Scott in this building," said Terry Stewart, Rock Hall Hall of Fame and Museum President and CEO.

A military honor guard recognized Scott's service in the Navy during World War II. The sound of taps was heard in every corner of the rock hall. A United States flag was then presented to Scott's family members.

Jane Scott passed away July 4 at the age of 92.

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