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Eugene Paul Sculatti (born January 30, 1947) is an American music journalist who compiled and edited the book The Catalog of Cool (1982).[3][4] In 1966, he became the first journalist to write about the nascent San Francisco music scene in a national magazine (Crawdaddy!).[5] He is formerly an editorial director for Warner Bros. Records and the magazine Billboard.[6] He has also written for Rolling Stone, Creem, and Radio & Records.[7]

Gene Sculatti
BornEugene Paul Sculatti
(1947-01-30) January 30, 1947 (age 72))[1][2]
San Francisco, California, U.S.
OccupationMusic journalist


  1. ^ "Eugene Paul Sculatti, Born 01/30/1947 in California".
  2. ^ "THE MAJESTIC WEST SCROLLGene Sculatti — Wimpole Street Writers". Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. ^ Henderson, Richard (2010). Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-4411-4315-0.
  4. ^ Frank, Thomas C. (1997). Baffler: The Journal That Blunts the Cutting Edge. Baffler. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-888984-09-5.
  5. ^ "Gene Sculatti". Rock's Backpages. n.d.
  6. ^ Fenterstock, Alison (July 22, 2015). "Dr. John's '60s, '70s Atlantic singles collected in new compilation, due out Sept. 18".
  7. ^ O'Rourke, Sally (November 10, 2016). "BOOK: Gene Sculatti, 'Tryin' to Tell a Stranger 'Bout Rock and Roll: Selected Writings, 1966-2016'". Rebeat.