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John Rowles

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1976

This 1976 concert sees Kiwi entertainment great John Rowles bring his cabaret show to His Majesty's Theatre in Auckland. Back from a hotel residency in Hawaii, Rowles belts out the ballads in his booming baritone. Tanned, in pastel blue flares, wide lapels, and plenty of bling, Rowles (here nearly 30) croons about wahine from Mandy to Sweet Caroline, to his iconic "island sweetheart" Cheryl Moana Marie. Memorable moments include tributes to Norman Kirk and singer Inia Te Wiata, a haka with Dave from Palmerston North, and a rousing finish with 'Mr Bojangles'.

I’m about the only Māori I think with green eyes you’ll ever find.
– John Rowles

Key Cast & Crew

Brian Lennane

Producer

Jim Cathcart

Sound

John Rowles

Performer

Bob Marsh

Camera

Kathy Lennane

Vision Mixer

Ian Eggleton

Camera