John Drummond


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Sir John Richard Gray Drummond (25 November 1934, London – 6 September 2006) was an English arts administrator who spent most of his career at the BBC.

Crummond was the son of a master mariner in the British India line and an Australian lieder singer. He was educated at Canford School and, after his National Service in the Navy, read History at Trinity College, Cambridge. At Cambridge ... more »

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  • The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure—if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out....
    John Drummond (b. 1934), British writer, broadcaster. Guardian (London, July 9, 1992).
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