Famed Australian singer Doug Parkinson has died at the age of 74.
Publicist Lionel Midford announced the information on Monday evening.
“Wonderful received the saddest information that Doug Parkinson, the legendary Australian recording artist with a sturdy and soulful instruct, passed away at dwelling,” Midford acknowledged in a statement.
“Doug Parkinson used to be broadly even handed one in every of basically the most strange and influential singer-songwriters within the historic past of up to date music.”
Parkinson’s profession began within the 1960s when he fashioned Strings and Things and The Ask, two bands which noticed him tour with the likes of mod legends The Who and The Small Faces.
In the late 1960s he had a big hit with a conceal of The Beatles’ “Pricey Prudence.”
But he if truth be told came to the fore within the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in productions of Tommy, Jesus Christ Megastar and The Wizard of Oz.
He recorded solo albums, fashioned a jazz band called The Existence Organisation, and even recorded theme tunes for rugby teams.
In 2019 he toured NSW with a tribute to English rock anecdote Joe Cocker whereby he used to be billed as “Australia’s greatest soul instruct”.
On Monday evening, tributes began pouring in for the performer from the likes of Marcia Hines and Troy Cassar-Daley.
“Man RIP Doug Parkinson you moved my soul brother thank you,” wrote Cassar-Daley.
“Not solely will the Australian music industrial be sad to hear of your passing my friend, the arena could enjoy a ways much less melody without you here to advise for us to any extent additional,” wrote Marcia Hines.
“What a man, what a reward.
“Being attentive to your instruct has been one in every of my life’s pleasures.”
Parkinson is survived by his wife Suzie and sons John and Daniel.