Bartholomew John

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Bartholomew John as Doctor Chris Piper
Aussie soap opera "The Young Doctors"


John R Campbell Collection


John Suckling a.k.a. Bartholomew John

John Suckling was born on August 24th, 1952 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He made his name as a solo artist using his stage-name Bartholomew John.  Initially he recorded for the Interfusion record label, releasing three singles between 1972 and 1974, the last of which was alo released on the Albert Productions Label - the label which also released his first album (and the single taken from that album).













The Interfusion releases were  —  Straight From A Rainbow // Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow  ITFKZ-4751  (1972 - NZ) and Someone // Is This The End  ITFK-5593  (1974 - NZ)
The Australia 1974 single  Getting Over You // The Way I Feel was released on the Albert Productions Label  AP10631 as well as on Interfusion  K5751 .....



That's The Way I Feel - APLP-006

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Harbour - ABCL8105

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After relocating to Australia, Bartholomew John released two albums  —  That's The Way I Feel  APLP-006  (1974 - Albert)  —  Harbour  ABCL8105  (1975 - ABC)
Both albums were recorded in Sydney - That's The Way I Feel being recorded at EMI Studios, whilst Harbour was recorded at ABC Studios.



Bartholomew John candid shot





Bartholomew John candid shot


One single (released in stereo) resulted from the That's The Way I Feel album  —  Keep Our Love Alive // Warm and this was released on the Albert Productions Label.

Bartholomew John achieved success with roles on television in Australia and The United States of Americas appearing in The Young Doctors, Skyways, and Waterloo Station.  He played John Forsythe in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure in 2005.