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Prince Tui Teka - Top 40 Albums

New Zealand Artist: Prince Tui Teka

Teka was from Ruatahuna in the Ureweras, and had a musical childhood. His mother played mouth organ and clarinet and his father was a saxophonist with a bush band. After learning guitar and saxophone at woolshed dances with teenage bands, Teka moved to Sydney and began a six-year stand with the Maori Volcanics showband on the Japan and Pacific circuit. The 'Prince' title was adopted when Teka joined the Maori Troubadours.

In the 1970s Teka performed solo in Sydney and Southeast Asian clubs, his extravagant stage wardrobe including rhinestone jackets and embroidered skirts cut for his one hundred and forty kilogram frame.
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Prince Tui Teka first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 9 June 2002 with the album The Greatest. There are three entries by Prince Tui Teka in the charts with one reaching Number One.

Chart placings by Prince Tui Teka:

Title Type Debut Weeks Best
E Ipo: The Very Best Of Top 40 Albums 07 Nov 2016 19 1
The Greatest Top 40 Albums 09 Jun 2002 21 2
The Man, The Legend Top 40 Albums 10 Dec 2007 11 3
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