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Full Name: Frederick Eugene John Lees
Description: Canadian music critic, Lyracist, Canada
Known For: Editor of the jazz magazine Down Beat between 1959 and 1962.
Web Site: http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/mainHTML.cfm?page=lees.html
Date Born: 8th February 1928
Location Born: Canada
Date Died: 22nd April 2010
Location Died: Ojai, California, United States of America
Summary: As a freelance writer, Lees wrote for the American high fidelity magazines Stereo Review and High Fidelity (often using his column to defend jazz and older popular music while blasting "that rock junk").
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