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Doug Parkinson has rarely gone unnoticed - for his voice, his physique, his very presence. From the moment he appeared as a serious participant in Australian popular music in 1966 he commanded attention. Thirty years later he is a true household name - known as one of the great distinctive Oz Rock. Doug Parkinson In Focus II 1968-70 6. Dear Prudence (4:23) 7. Without You (3:10) 8. This Must Be the End (4:07) 9. Hair (3:06) 10. Baby Blue Eyes (3:48) 11. Then I Run (2:59) 12. Today I Feel No Pain (previously unreleased) (2:32) 13. Purple Curtains (5:09) 14. Pour Out All You've Got (6:07). Fanny Adams 1970-71 15. Got to Get a Message to You (4:43). Doug Parkinson In Focus III 1971 16. Do Not Go Gentle (5:21) 17. Caroline (3:59) 18. Gotta Get a Groove (previously unreleased) (3:23). Doug Parkinson 1973-75 19. Love Gun (3:08) 20. Love Is Like a Cloudy Day (3:22) 21.
Douglas "Doug" Parkinson is an Australian singer who first came to fame with his band, Doug Parkinson in Focus, in 1969. He has had numerous hits on the Australian Top 40 charts. Parkinson first started singing with a band called The A Sound but, in 1966 graduated to a more professional outfit, The Questions. Led by Rory Thomas (piano, organ, woodwind and brass) the group held a residency at the Canopus Room, colloqually known as "The Can", at The Manly Pacific Hotel in Manly, a seaside suburb of Sydney.
He led the band Doug Parkinson in Focus from 1968 to 1971. Their 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. Between 1966 and 1997 he had six hit singles. Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane has said 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. And Things Unsaid" (October 1967) – Festival Records (FK 2026). Something Wonderful", "We Got Love" (Feb 1968) – Festival Records (FK 2165) Australia Sydney.Doug Parkinson in Focus. Advice" (May 1968) – Festival Records (FK 2389).
Doug Parkinson is one of Australia's most recognizable and distinctive performers and has had a diverse career in music and theatre over three decades. 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 ye. .Doug Parkinson in Focus became one of the most popular bands in Melbourne and signed a deal with EMI/Columbia. Their cover of the Beatles' "Dear Prudence" peaked at number five on the Australian national charts, and in July 1969, Doug Parkinson in Focus won the Hoadley's National Battle of the Sounds final. This also contained "Dear Prudence" as well as their next single, "Without You," which peaked at number five in October. They later appeared at Australia's first rock festival, Pilgrimage for Pop at Ourimbah, before breaking up in 1971.