Parkinson, Doug

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Parkinson, Doug Gender: M
Douglas John Parkinson
born on 30 October 1946 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Waratah, Australia, 32s54, 151e44
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
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Australian pop and rock singer, a charismatic performer who led the bands Strings and Things/ A Sound (1965), the Questions (1966–1968), Doug Parkinson in Focus (1968–1970, 1971), Fanny Adams (1970–1971) and the Life Organisation (1973). Doug Parkinson in Focus's cover version of the Beatles' track "Dear Prudence" (May 1969) peaked at No. 5 on the Go-Set (pop music newspaper) National Top 40. The follow up single, "Without You"/ "Hair" (October), also reached No. 5. Parkinson also released solo material and performed in musical theatre productions.

Doug Parkinson married his wife and manager Suzie in 1968. He died on 15 March 2021 at age 74 in Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Big Bopper (born 24 October 1930). Notes: 1991-1992 stage musical "Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story"


  • Relationship : Marriage 1968 (Suzie)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in an interview, "Doug Parkinson's life in rock'n'roll" by Ian Kirkwood, Newcastle Herald (New South Wales), 13 Nov 2015 [1]: "FOR many years, Parkinson and his wife have lived on Sydney's northern beaches, but the singer's life began at the Mater Hospital at Waratah on Wednesday, October 30, 1946. He came into the world at 'two or three in the morning' and wonders if that wasn't a factor in his being a life-long night owl."


  • Traits : Body : Race (German father, Welsh-Irish mother)
  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Gruff, raspy)
  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Concerts, musicals)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist