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John S. Wilson: 1913-2002
John S. Wilson
Writer, broadcaster

Born: January 6, 1913 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Died: August 27, 2002 in Princeton, New Jersey

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John S(teuart) Wilson was the jazz critic of The New York Times for four decades. He was the first writer to cover jazz and popular music on a regular basis for that newspaper. Although he was best known as a jazz critic (with a particular love for swing and traditional jazz), he also wrote about cabaret, pop, Latin music, comedy, the folk revival and early rock 'n' roll. In addiiton to his work fo the Times, he was a radio broadcaster, wrote for High Fidelity magazine and Video Review, and published several books.

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