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Peter Dawson Peter Dawson i(A70378 works by) (a.k.a. Peter Smith Dawson)
Born: Established: 1882 ; Died: Ceased: 1961
Gender: Male
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Worldwide renowned baritone Peter Dawson carved out a career of more sixty years as a concert singer and best-selling gramophone pioneer, performing a wide array of musical styles, including operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads. He has been described as having a remarkably fluent and technically adroit vocal technique which enabled him to excel in highly demanding classical pieces. Among his numerous career achievements he became the first person to record 'Waltzing Matilda,' appeared on radio, in two films, and in a number of shorts.

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  • Although never considered a vaudeville performer Dawson nevertheless toured the Australian Tivoli circuit under Hugh D. McIntosh's management between 20 November 1915 (Melbourne) and 8 April 1916.

  • Dawson was chosen as one of 150 great South Australians by a panel of senior writers to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Advertiser newspaper, 12 April 2008.

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