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'''Jon Landau''' (born May 14, 1947)<ref name=realpaper /> is an [[United States|American]] [[music critic]], [[Talent manager|manager]] and [[record producer]]. He has worked with [[Bruce Springsteen]] in all three capacities. He is the head of the nominating committee for the [[Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]].<ref>[http://www.futurerocklegends.com/Nominating_Committee.php Futurerocklegends.com]</ref>
 
Landau grew up in the [[Boston]] suburbs and earned a degree in History from [[Brandeis University]] with honors.<ref>{{cite news |title=Faux Americana: Why I still love Bruce Springsteen |first= Stephen |last= Metcalf |work= Slate |date= May 2005 |url= http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2005/05/faux_americana.html }}</ref>
 
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.