John McCormack

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by John McCormack

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14 June 1884, Athlone, Eire, d. 16 September 1945, Booterstown, Dublin, Eire. The son of a Scottish father who moved from Galashiels to work in Athlone’s woollen mills, McCormack was one of the most renowned tenors of the first part of the twentieth century, as well as an early recording star. After winning a singing competition in Dublin in 1903, he made his first records in London the following year. He studied opera singing in Milan, Italy and regularly appeared at Covent Garden in... Read more

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tenor
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40s
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