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The Secret Life of John Rowles Television (Full Length) – 2008 Documentary

The Secret Life of John Rowles

Television (Full Length) – 2008 Documentary

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He is the penultimate showman.
– Sir Howard Morrison
To me it was hugely traumatic and it’s only in recent years that I’ve come to appreciate that it’s quite a lovely thing to have a song named after you and also it’s a beautiful song.
– Cheryl Moana Merie (John Rowles' sister)
I just felt the time had come to tell the story of my lifetime achievements and mishaps. I didn't mind the negativity. I felt it was all part of the story and hopefully it is something young singers and performers can learn from.
– John Rowles (Sunday News, 17 August, 2008)
You see that Robbie Williams today? He’s got nothing on me mate.
– John Rowles