Robert Palmer Former New York Times music critic and musicologist Robert Palmer has died. Linda talks with Anthony deCurtis, Palmer's editor at Rolling Stone Magazine, about his life and career as a writer and how Palmer influenced music criticism. Palmer was the New York Times's first full-time rock writer and chief pop music critic. He also wrote several books on blues and rock and roll, and was the writer and music director for the documentary films "The World According to John Coltrane" and "Deep Blues." Palmer died this morning while waiting for a liver transplant.