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As a critic, Landau wrote for ''[[Rolling Stone]]'' from its first issue and for other publications. In Volume 1, Number 1 of ''Rolling Stone'', published on 9 November 1967,<ref>"Hendrix and Clapton, p. 18.</ref> Landau compared [[Jimi Hendrix]] and his debut album, ''[[Are You Experienced]]'', to [[Eric Clapton]] and [[Cream (band)|Cream]]'s debut album, ''[[Fresh Cream]]'' (both released months before, and both Hendrix and Cream having made huge American splashes as live performers that summer). The next few issues saw Landau staking out more traditional R&B and soul territory with profiles of [[Aretha Franklin]],<ref>''Rolling Stone'', 1967.11.23, vol. 1, no.2, "Aretha," p. 16</ref> and [[Sam and Dave]],<ref>''Rolling Stone'', 1968.01.20, vol. 1, no. 4.</ref> plus a posthumous [[Otis Redding]] appreciation.
 
Landau's prophetic 1974 article in ''[[The Real Paper]]'',<ref name=realpaper>{{cite web|url=http://home.theboots.net/theboots/articles/future.html |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20030202021626/http://home.theboots.net/theboots/articles/future.html | archivedate = February 2, 2003 | first= Jon | last= Landau | title = Growing Young With Rock and Roll | publisher=''[[The Real Paper]]'' via TheBoots.net |date= May 22, 1974 | accessdate=October 23, 2012}} Writing ahead of a weekly newspaper's May 22, 1974 publication date: "I'm 27 today...."</ref> wherein he famously claimed, "I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen," is credited by [[Nick Hornby]]<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/21/opinion/21HORN.html?ex=1400472000&en=eb45d83049f168aa&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND | title = Rock of Ages | work = [[The New York Times]] | first= Nick | last= Hornsby | authorlink = Nick Hornby | date=2004-05-21 |accessdate=2012-05-01}}</ref> and others with fostering Springsteen's popularity. Landau was then hired by Springsteen, and is cited as co-producer on Springsteen studio records from 1975's ''[[Born to Run]]'' through 1992's ''[[Human Touch]]'' and ''[[Lucky Town]]''. Landau is considered to have influenced Springsteen artistically<ref>{{cite web|lastDUPLICATE_last=Stevenson |firstDUPLICATE_first=Seth |url=http://www.slate.com/id/2117845 |title=Bruce Springsteen, Bullshitter |first= Stephen | last=Metcalf | publisher=[[Slate.com]] |date= |accessdate=2012-05-01}}</ref> as well as professionally.
 
Other artists that Landau has managed and/or produced include [[MC5]], [[Livingston Taylor]], [[Jackson Browne]], [[Natalie Merchant]], [[Alejandro Escovedo]] and Train,<ref>[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-landau The Huffington Post]</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS10028+18-Apr-2008+PRN20080418 |title=Reuters Review of Escovedo's new album Real Animal |publisher=Reuters.com |date= |accessdate=2012-05-01}}</ref> and [[Shania Twain]].
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