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Australian singer

Born: October 30, 1946, Waratah, Australia

Died: March 15, 2021, Northern Beaches

Labels: Polydor; CBS; Hammard; Raven

Instruments: Vocals; guitar

Albums: Somewhere After Midnight, Heartbeat To Heartbeat, Timelines, In & Out of Focus 1966-1975

Name Doug Parkinson

Full Real Name Douglas John Parkinson

Country Australia

Nationality Australian

Profession Singer

Age 74 years old (at the time of his death)

Height Around 5 feet and 4 inches

Birthplace Waratah, Australia

Date of Birth (Birthday) 🎂 October 30, 1946

Net Worth 💲 Around $3 million USD

Income/Earnings/Salary 💲 N/A

Education Qualification 🎓 N/A

School/college 🏫 N/A

Parents & Siblings N/A

Martial status Married

Relationship Status ❤ YES

Wife Name Suzie

Children/Kids 2 sons

Sons Name John and Daniel

Daughter Name N/A

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In 1968 Parkinson married Suzie Clark, who later became his talent manager; the couple had two children.

The family were long-term residents of Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

One of their children, Daniel Parkinson was the bass guitarist for the Hanging Tree, a progressive metal group from 1992 to 2002.

Daniel has also worked as a graphic designer and photographer.

The couple also ran their own record label, Roy Boy Records, from 2005, which issued Parkinson’s latter day solo material.

Douglas John Parkinson died on 15 March 2021, aged 74, at his Northern Beaches home.

Parkinson began singing as a schoolboy, forming Strings and Things and then The Questions in the 1960s, the latter supporting The Who and Small Faces on a national tour.

He formed Doug Parkinson in Focus, recording a cover of The Beatles’ Dear Prudence in 1969, which earned him worldwide fame.

His first major stage role was in the concert production of The Who’s rock opera Tommy, with further show credits including Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Ned Kelly, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wizard of Oz.

The rocker’s son, Daniel Parkinson, told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on Monday night that his father was “one of the greatest professional musicians of this country”.

“He had, I think, an especially high standard of music – playing and proficiency,” he said.

“He was very demanding in terms of what he expected from musicians and what he gave out on stage.

He was always an absolute professional … that’s the thing I’ll remember about him.”

Parkinson, who called Collaroy home, had a number of upcoming shows in various states including at the Thebarton Theatre in Torrensville, South Australia on Thursday.

He is survived by his wife, Suzie, and their sons, Daniel and John.

Douglas John Parkinson was an Australian pop and rock singer.

He led the bands Strings and Things/A Sound (1965), the Questions (1966–1968), Doug Parkinson in Focus (1968–1970, 1971), Fanny Adams (1970–1971), the Life Organisation (1973), Southern Star Band (1978–1980) and Doug Parkinson Band (1981–1983).

Doug Parkinson in Focus’s cover version of the Beatles’ track “Dear Prudence” (May 1969) peaked at No. 5 on the Go-Set National Top 40.

The follow up single, “Without You” / “Hair” (October), also reached No. 5. Parkinson released solo material and performed in musical theatre productions.

Two studio albums associated with Parkinson: I’ll Be Around (March 1979) by Southern Star Band and Heart Beat to Heartbeat (March 1983) by Doug Parkinson Band, reached the National Top 60.

Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane wrote that Parkinson, “conveyed considerable charisma with his imposing presence, ‘Lucifer’ beard and gruff, raspy voice.

He also surrounded himself with mature, seasoned musicians who added to his appeal.”