Jon Pareles
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Jon Pareles

Jon Pareles (born October 25, 1953[1]) is an American journalist who is the chief popular music critic in the arts section of The New York Times.[2]

Early life and education

Pareles was born in Connecticut.[1] He played jazz flute and piano, and graduated from Yale University with a degree in music. He began working as a music critic in 1977.[3]


In the 1970s, he was an associate editor of Crawdaddy!, where he published his first works (outside school publications);[4] and in the 1980s, an associate editor at Rolling Stone and the music editor at The Village Voice. He started contributing to The Times in 1982.[3] He reviews popular music in the arts section of The Times.[4]

Works and publications

  • Pareles, Jon; Romanowski, Patricia, eds. (1983). The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. London: Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 978-0-718-12400-7. OCLC 807522140.


  1. ^ a b J. E. P. (November 2008). "Pareles, Jon". Current Biography. H. W. Wilson Company. 69 (11): 75-78. ISSN 0011-3344. EBSCOhost 35487780. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Ask a report: Jon Pareles, Music Critic. The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b Hay, Carla (March 20, 2004). "Meet the Critics". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 116 (12): 1, 88. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ a b Ward, Steven (July 2001). "The Grey Lady's Pop Music Man: Jon Pareles in Conversation". Retrieved 2014.

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