Doug Parkinson Biography – Doug Parkinson Wiki
Doug Parkinson born Douglas John Parkinson was an Australian singer and entertainer. He led the band Strings and Things from 1965, The Questions from 1966, Doug Parkinson in Focus from 1968, Fanny Adams from 1971 and The Life Organisation from 1973.
He had a major hit with his version of The Beatles classic Dear Prudence in 1969 followed up by his own hit Without You. He took major stage roles in The Who’s rock opera Tommy, The Wizard of Oz and Jesus Christ Superstar, recorded albums including No Regrets and Heartbeat to Heartbeat along with ads, radio station promos and rugby league team songs.
He appeared alongside many international stars including The Who, The Small Faces, The Temptations, The Pointer Sisters, Bob Marley and The Wailers and Randy Crawford.
Doug Parkinson Age
He was born on 30 October 1946, in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 15 March 2021. He was 74.
Doug Parkinson Wife
Is Doug Parkinson married? He was married to his wife Suzie. They married in 1968.
Doug Parkinson Family
He is survived by his wife, Suzie, and their sons, Daniel and John. His father was a water-colourist and commercial artist working in print advertising. The family is Welsh/Irish on his mother’s side and German on his father’s.
Doug Parkinson Death
Doug Parkinson passed away at his Sydney home on 15 March 2021 at the age of 74. His publicist Lionel Midford confirmed the news in a statement: “Just received the saddest news that Doug Parkinson, the legendary Australian Recording Artist with a powerful and soulful voice, passed away suddenly at home. Doug Parkinson was widely considered one of the most unusual and influential singer/song writers in the history of contemporary music.”
Doug Parkinson Cause of Death
His cause of death was not revealed.
Doug Parkinson Illness
Details about Doug Parkinson ‘s illness are currently not available. We have reached out to his rep for comment.