Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Doug Parkinson - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore/Gonna Shake It

Since the mid-Sixties Doug Parkinson has been regarded as one of Australia's finest vocalists, a “singer's singer” who is one of the truly great soul/R&B vocalists of our time. His deep, resonant, smoky baritone voice is operatic in its power, yet possesses a range and subtlety that few others can match. His sound is instantly recognizable and unmistakable, yet his great versatility enables him to be equally at home in almost every popular genre including soul, R&B, pop, psychedelia, heavy rock, jazz, swing and musicals. Added to his vocal prowess is an imposing stage presence (including his trademark "Lucifer" beard) and a solid acting ability. Doug has enjoyed a long and remarkably varied career in the Australian music industry, although like many of his contemporaries it has to be said that he has been woefully under-recorded. He is best remembered as the frontman for a fine array of top-notch groups from the mid-60s to the early ‘80s -- the most memorable being the redoubtable Doug Parkinson In Focus.
All files are in Wave format
You can download the single here


  1. Doug Parkinson still has one of the best and most unique voices in the world. I think it is a pity that Fanny Adams did not continue.



  2. Yes Rhod have to agree with you the Fanny Adams album is still one of my faves and was the equal of any of the heavy bands going around at the time overseas included.