Scott was born in Omaha NE at Methodist Hospital to parents Mary Githens and John I Cohoe Sr. He is survived by his brothers John "Butch" Cohoe Jr and his wife Luray, and Sam "Sammy" Gulizia. His son Zachary S Cohoe and his wife Amity, and Granddaughter Adelheid Cohoe.
Scott was a walking musical encyclopedia. Though born in the midwest, he spent his formative years in California working for radio stations doing musical promotions and sound engineering. Aside from being the world's biggest Grateful Dead and The Beatles Fan, he was also a huge fan of Fresno State Football, the San Francisco 49ers, and the San Francisco Giants.