- John Wilson (composer) (1595–1674), composer and lutenist
- John Wilson (musician) (born 1947), musician from Northern Ireland
- John Carl David Wilson (1955–2006), known as Back Alley John, Canadian blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player
- John Wilson (conductor) (born 1972), orchestral conductor
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“Music is of two kinds: one petty, poor, second-rate, never varying, its base the hundred or so phrasings which all musicians understand, a babbling which is more or less pleasant, the life that most composers live.”
—Honoré De Balzac (17991850)
“How are we to know that a Dracula is a key-pounding pianist who lifts his hands up to his face, or that a bass fiddle is the doghouse, or that shmaltz musicians are four-button suit guys and long underwear boys?”
—In New York City, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“We stand in the tumult of a festival.
What festival? This loud, disordered mooch?
These hospitaliers? These brute-like guests?
These musicians dubbing at a tragedy,
A-dub, a-dub, which is made up of this:
That there are no lines to speak? There is no play.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)