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Doug Parkinson Biography, Age Albums and Songs

Doug Parkinson

Douglas Parkinson is an Australian pop and rock singer who was born on 30th October 1946, Waratah, New South Wales. He led the band, Doug Parkinson in Focus, from 1968 to 1971. Doug Parkinson is one of Australia’s most recognizable and distinctive performers and has a diverse career in music and theatre over three decades.

Doug Parkinson’s first high school band, the “A” Sound, released a folk single in 1966 titled “Talk About That” before breaking up at the end of the year. Parkinson then joined the Questions in 1967, who had released their debut album, What Is a Question?, in 1966 to little success.

Parkinson’s soul and blues style brought the Questions into the upper echelons of Australia’s mid-’60s pop bands. In July 1967, the Questions placed second to the Groop in Australia’s premier pop competition, the Hoadley’s National Battle of the Sounds final. The Questions toured as support band to the Who, the Small Faces and Paul Jones, but by February 1968, had disbanded and Parkinson formed Doug Parkinson in Focus.

His father was a commercial artist in print advertising. Parkinson recalled how “my father one day made the huge mistake of buying a two-track reel-to-reel tape recorder. I have no idea why he bought it but it was there, and one night I snuck out and turned it on and sang into it. And I thought ‘Who is that person coming back on that tape?’. It intrigued me. Then I asked for a guitar for Christmas and that was the end of me.” He left secondary school at 15 and worked briefly as a labourer before starting a journalism cadet-ship.

Doug Parkinson

Doug Parkinson

Doug Parkinson Age

Douglas Parkinson was born on 30th October 1946.

Doug Parkinson Albums

  1. No Regrets
  2. Heartbeat to Heartbeat
  3. Reflections
  4. Somewhere After Midnight

Doug Parkinson Songs

  1. And Things Unsaid
  2. Love is Like a Cloudy Day
  3. Today I Feel No Pain
  4. Where Would We Be
  5. Do Not Go Gentle
  6. Dear Prudence
  7. Everlasting Love
  8. Love Gun
  9. Then I Run
  10. Unchained Melody
  11. Pour Out All Your’ve Got
  12. Baby Blue Eyes
  13. I Had a Dream
  14. I’ll Be Around
  15. This Must Be the End
  16. Gotta Get a Groove
  17. Purple Curtains
  18. You Don’t Know Me
  19. Windmills of Your Mind
  20. Norwegian Wood
  21. Midnught Sky
  22. Pour Out All You Got
  23. Nature Boy
  24. If You Go Away
  25. Arcade
  26. At Last
  27. Caroline
  28. Try a Little Tenderness
  29. The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress
  30. The Look of Love
  31. Always to the Light