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Basil Douglas (1914 – 25 October 1992) was a Scottish music administrator and agent.

Basil Douglas was born in 1914. At first his dream was to become a professional singer but health issues prevented this goal.[1]

From 1935 to 1938 he shared an apartment with Peter Pears and Trevor Harvey at 105 Charlotte Street, London.[2] From 1936 to 1951 Douglas was a member of the BBC music staff and originated the popular series ''Music in Miniature''.

From 1951 to 1957, Basil Douglas was the General Manager of the English Opera Group.[3] He was invited to took the position from Benjamin Britten. Later Douglas founded an artists' agency.

In 1998 Maureen Garnham published her memoris, ''As I saw it : Basil Douglas, Benjamin Britten and the English Opera Group 1955-1957''.[4]

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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Douglas