Grock (The Clown)

Grock (born Charles Adrien Wettach; 10 January 1880 – 14 July 1959) was a Swiss clown, composer, and musician. Called “the king of clowns” and “the greatest of Europe's clowns”, Grock was once the most highly paid entertainer in Europe.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 10, 1880 (Loveresse), Died July 14, 1959 (Imperia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer, composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 69603 10-in. approximately 1919 A-be my boy Grock (The Clown) performer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3177 10-in. 6/9/1931 Le vrai bonheur Pierre Chagnon ; Adrien Lamy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


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