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Jon Pareles
Pareles in 2008
Born (1953-10-25) October 25, 1953 (age 70)
Alma mater Yale University

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]


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


  1. ^ a b J. E. P. (November 2008). "Pareles, Jon". Current Biography. 69 (11). H. W. Wilson Company: 75–78. ISSN  0011-3344. EBSCOhost  35487780. Retrieved October 7, 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. Vol. 116, no. 12. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1, 88. ISSN  0006-2510. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Ward, Steven (July 2001). "The Grey Lady's Pop Music Man: Jon Pareles in Conversation". Retrieved August 8, 2014.

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