Award-win­ning artist to per­form

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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