Award-winning artist to perform
There is only one name that comes to mind when you hear the song Cheryl Moana Marie and that artist is set to perform in South Waikato this month.
Iconic Kiwi performer John Rowles, notably famous for his song dedicated to a younger sister, will perform at the Putaruru District Services Memorial Club on June 27.
The 66-year-old was most popular in the 1970s and early 1980s.
He was born in Whakatane and raised in Kawerau.
Rowles is best known in New Zealand and Australia, though he has also performed in the United States, particularly Las Vegas, Nevada and Hawaii.
In the United Kingdom he was best known for the hit If I Only Had Time, which reached No 3 in the UK Singles Chart in the spring of 1968, and stayed in the chart for 18 weeks.
He had another Top 20 hit in the Britain with Hush . . . Not a Word to Mary, also in 1968.
The performer has also received numerous accolades including the Benny Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, the highest honour available to a New Zealand variety entertainer.
ONE FOR THE AGES: New Zealand singer John Rowles will perform in Putaruru this month.