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Amis, John Preston (1922–2013), music critic and broadcaster  

Raymond Holden

Amis, John Preston (1922–2013), music critic and broadcaster, was born on 17 June 1922 in a nursing home at 80 Thurlow Park Road, Dulwich, London, the younger child of James Preston Amis (1886–1980) and his wife, Florence Mary, née Weight (1890–1963). At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Fox, Charles Richard Jeremy (1921–1991), writer on jazz and radio broadcaster  

Peter Gammond

Fox, Charles Richard Jeremy (1921–1991), writer on jazz and radio broadcaster, was born on 7 April 1921 at 4 Clarence Buildings, Weymouth, Dorset, the son of Harold Fox, at the time an electrician with HMS Gibraltar, and his wife, Martha Mary Warren. The family moved to ...

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Harvey, Trevor Barry (1911–1989), conductor, broadcaster, and music critic  

Richard Coombs

Harvey, Trevor Barry (1911–1989), conductor, broadcaster, and music critic, was born on 30 May 1911 at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, the only son of Horace Harvey (1877–1973), master grocer, and his wife, Harriet Elizabeth, née Brenton (1884–1970), then of ...

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Keller, Hans Heinrich (1919–1985)  

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Hans Heinrich Keller (1919–1985) by George Newson, 1984 © George Newson; National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keller, Hans Heinrich (1919–1985), broadcaster and writer on music  

Christopher Wintle

Keller, Hans Heinrich (1919–1985), broadcaster and writer on music, was born at Nusswaldgasse 13, Döbling, Vienna, Austria, on 11 March 1919, the son of the architect Fritz Keller (d. 1939) and his wife, Grete Grotte (1883–1959); he had one half-sister, Gertrud Franey (...

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Kington, Miles Beresford (1941–2008)  

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Miles Beresford Kington (1941–2008) by unknown photographer, 2006 Rex Features

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Kington, Miles Beresford (1941–2008), humorist, jazz critic, and broadcaster  

Gill Coleridge

Kington, Miles Beresford (1941–2008), humorist, jazz critic, and broadcaster, was born on 13 May 1941 at Down County Infirmary, Downpatrick, co. Down, the elder son of William Beresford Nairn Kington (1909–1982), a brewer then serving as a captain with the 4th Royal Welch Fusiliers...

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Ryan, (Michael) Desmond Henry (1816–1868), drama and music critic  

J. C. Hadden

revised by David J. Golby

Ryan, (Michael) Desmond Henry (1816–1868), drama and music critic, was born at Kilkenny, Ireland, on 3 March 1816, the son of Michael Ryan (1784–1831), a well-known physician [see under Ryan, Michael (1800–1840)]. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University from early in 1832, but had to leave when he found he could not cope with activities in the dissecting room. In 1836 he went to ...

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Wallace, Philip Adrian Hope- (1911–1979)  

Maker: Howard Coster

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Philip Adrian Hope- Wallace (1911–1979) by Howard Coster, 1955 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wallace, Philip Adrian Hope- (1911–1979), music and theatre critic  

Paul Johnson

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Wallace, Philip Adrian Hope- (1911–1979), music and theatre critic, was born in London on 6 November 1911, the only son (there were two elder sisters) of Charles Nugent Hope-Wallace MBE, charity commissioner, and his wife, Mabel, daughter of Colonel Allan Chaplin, Madras army, of ...