Thank you so much for dissing LA Times pop critic Robert Hilburn (Rich Kane's "A Robert Hilburn Follow-up," Aug. 23). It's high time someone skewered that bogus pantload. Hilburn used to be THE MAN. Whenever a major pop-music event happened (such as the Sex Pistols' Anarchy in the UK or Michael Jackson's Thriller), Hilburn's column was required reading. He should have quit when the quitting was good. Hilburn's byline has been in the Times since at least the '70s. He's nearing that age, I'm sure, when people are going to start asking, "Isn't he dead yet?"

Janey Ruth Rimmer
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