John Barnes Wells

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Wells in 1917 in Manhattan

John Barnes Wells (October 17, 1880 - August 8, 1935), was "one of the best known concert singers in New York."[1] He was a popular singer and was featured on many 78-rpm recordings released in the early 1900s.[2] He starred in the 1903 musical theater production of The Wizard of Oz.[2] One of his last performances was in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1933).[2]

Biography[change | change source]

He was born on October 17, 1880 in Ashley, Pennsylvania. He died on August 8, 1935 in Roxbury, New York.

References[change | change source]

  1. "J. B. Wells Dead. Tenor, Composer. Concert Artist Long Popular in Glee Club Circles, Victim of a Heart Attack". New York Times. August 10, 1935. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Eugene Chadbourne. "Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 October 2015.