Doug Parkinson, billed as “Australia’s greatest soul dispute”, has died at his Sydney dwelling mature 74.
Publicist Lionel Midford announced the singer’s death in a statement on Monday night.
“Comely got the saddest news that Doug Parkinson, the legendary Australian recording artist with a highly efficient and soulful dispute. He passed away all at as soon as at dwelling,” Mr Midford stated.
“Doug Parkinson became broadly arrangement of as one among the most strange and influential singer/songwriters in the historical past of latest tune.”
Parkinson led the band Strings and Issues 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 first-rate hit with his version of The Beatles traditional Dear Prudence in 1969 adopted up by his cling hit With out You.
Parkinson took principal stage roles in The Who’s rock opera Tommy, The Wizard of Oz.and Jesus Christ Well-known person, recorded albums in conjunction with No Regrets and Heartbeat to Heartbeat along with classified ads, radio station promos and rugby league physique of workers songs.
He looked alongside many international stars in conjunction with The Who, The Dinky 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 myth Joe Cocker in which he became billed as “Australia’s greatest soul dispute”.
He’s survived by his wife Suzie and sons John and Daniel.
Singer Doug Parkinson dies at 74