Kōrero: Recording companies and studios

John Prouse, baritone

John Prouse, baritone

Wellington singer John Prouse, seen here in 1922, was a leading bass-baritone in New Zealand. He also performed internationally, and in 1905 recorded 12 songs in Britain for commercial release, becoming New Zealand's first commercially recorded artist.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Harold Temple White Collection
Reference: PAColl-8018-2-6

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Recording companies and studios - Birth of a recording industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45083/john-prouse-baritone (accessed 21 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014