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John Preston Amis (17 June 1922 – 1 August 2013 ) was a British broadcaster, classical music critic, music administrator, radio and television personality, and writer. He was a writer for The Guardian and to BBC radio and television music programming.
Amis was born on 17 June 1922 in Dulwich, London, England. He studied at Dulwich College. Amis was the cousin of Kingsley Amis. In 1949, he married the violinist Olive Zorian. The marriage was dissolved in 1955 and Zorian died in 1965. Amis died on 1 August 2013 from natural causes, aged 91.
- "Genial John has died and with him a gentler era". Arts Journal.com. 1 August 2013. http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2013/08/genial-john-has-died-and-with-him-a-gentler-era.html. Retrieved 2 August 2013.