Monday, 11 April 2016
Bricks, Broken Bottles and Sticks
If you know the name Dean Parrish at all, it is probably as the blue eyed soul singer who cut the song I'm On My Way, which was the last song of the "three before eight" played each week at the Wigan Casino at roughly three minutes to eight every Sunday morning until the club was closed in 1981. The song was released on Laurie Records in 1967 just prior to Parrish, or Phil Anastasia as he was christened wrapped the music business for a more "steady" job as an actor, he had a part in one episode of the Sopranos but that's about all I can find on his acting career, he did however return to the music biz from time to time notably as a session musician for Jimi Hendrix in 1970. Bricks, Broken Bottles and Sticks was released on Musicor in 1965 and I prefer this to his more famous single. Strangely on the demo for this single one of the r's in his surname was dropped, probably by mistake.
Dean Parrish - Brick, Broken Bottles and Sticks