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John Rowles

Genre: Pop

Country of Origin: New Zealand

John Rowles O.B.E (born 26 March 1947) is a New Zealand singer. He was most popular in the 1970s and early 1980s, and most famous for his song "Cheryl Moana Marie". He was styled as something of a "New Zealand Elvis", complete with big hair and overblown design sense.

Rowles is part Māori. His father, Eddie Hohapata Rowles, played for the 1938 Māori All Blacks. His mother was Pakeha. He was brought up in Kawerau, in the North Island of New Zealand.

John Rowles was best known in New Zealand and Australia, though he also performed in the USA, particularly Las Vegas and Hawaii. In the UK he was most well known for the hit "If I Only Had Time" which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in Spring 1968 and stayed in the charts for eighteen weeks. (Wikipedia)