Singer Doug Parkinson dies at 74
Doug Parkinson, billed as “Australia’s best soul voice”, has handed away out of the blue at his Sydney residence on the age of 74.
Publicist Lionel Midford introduced the singer’s demise in a press release Monday night.
“I’ve simply acquired the saddest information that Doug Parkinson, the legendary Australian artist with a strong and shifting voice. He handed away out of the blue at residence,” mentioned Mr Midford.
“Doug Parkinson was broadly thought to be one of the vital uncommon and influential singer-songwriters in modern music historical past.”
Parkinson led Strings and Issues from 1965, The Questions from 1966, Doug Parkinson in Focus from 1968, Fanny Adams from 1971, and The Life Group from 1973.
He had nice success together with his model of the Beatles basic Expensive Prudence in 1969 adopted by his personal hit With out You.
Parkinson has performed main stage roles in The Who Tommy rock opera, The Wizard of Oz and Jesus Christ Famous person, has recorded albums together with No Regrets and Heartbeat to Heartbeat in addition to commercials, radio station promotions and rugby league crew songs.
He has appeared alongside many worldwide stars together with The Who, The Small Faces, The Temptations, The Pointer Sisters, Bob Marley and The Wailers and Randy Crawford.
In 2019 he toured NSW with a tribute to English rock legend Joe Cocker during which he was billed as “Australia’s best soul voice”.
He’s survived by his spouse Suzie and his sons John and Daniel.