Jane Scott for Ultra Violet

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2017-06-27)

We would like to take a moment to ask you to help us remember a friend. ONE is accepting nominations for the screen for the Ultra Violet presentation of “HerStory” during the current Joshua Tree 2017 tour, and we would like to ask you in joining us to nominate Jane Scott for the screen during the Cleveland concert.

Jane Scott born in Cleveland, Ohio. You may not know the name, but she was an influential rock critic for The Plain Dealer, in Cleveland. During her career she covered all of the major rock concerts in the city, and was the first major female rock critic in a field that was dominated by men. By her retirement in April 2002 she was also known as the world’s oldest rock critic. Scott’s career included coverage of The Beatles first Cleveland performance, and continued for decades reviewing concerts, albums, and interviewing artists.

Scott today is remembered in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A lifesized bronze statue of Scott has been permanently installed in the Museum’s lower lobby. The statue features Jane with her notebook on a bench waiting to interview those who would sit beside her.

More information on Jane can be found here:

To nominate her for the screen:

  • Go to this page on Facebook
  • Click on the Image / Link featured there.
  • A Pop Up will appear asking you to nominate a woman for the screen.
  • Choose “Nominate Now”
  • You will be asked on the next page who you are nominating (Jane Scott), what makes this woman inspirational (her groundbreaking work as a female music reporter) and the page will fill in your email and full name. At the bottom it will ask for your postal code, as well as country (drop down).
  • Hit submit.

Jane Scott with Adam Clayton
PHOTO: Jane Scott with Adam Clayton, 1997. (Photo by @Marython88)

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