Doug Parkinson, Soulful Australian Singer, Dies at 74

Doug Parkinson, Soulful Australian Singer, Dies at 74

Doug Parkinson, the hirsute Australian singer and bandleader whose distinctive, soulful vocals powered a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, died Monday (March 15) at the age of 74.

Parkinson’s publicist Lionel Midford broke the news, announcing “the legendary Australian recording artist with a powerful and soulful voice, passed away suddenly at home.” Parkinson, he continued, was widely considered one of the “most unusual and influential singer-songwriters in the history of contemporary music” in Australia.

Source: News | Billboard

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