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Graham Parker

voc, *1950 GB, London
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Rock
A.k.a. Graham Thomas Parker

Graham Parker (born 18 November 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the popular British band Graham Parker & the Rumour.Despite only moderate commercial success, Parker's energetic performances - along with the wittily class-conscious spirit of his debut album Howlin' Wind - preceded the arrival of punk rock and new wave music. In addition, his quirky-blue-collar image is often believed to be a major influence on the public persona of many British musicians, most notably Elvis Costello, Paul Weller and Joe Jackson.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Backing Vocals
  • Electric guitar
Genres
  • Rock
  • Alternative
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Local Girls - Digitally Remastered 1996 on Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks by Graham Parker
Protection - Digitally Remastered 1996 on Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks by Graham Parker
I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down on I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down by Stone Foundation & Graham Parker
You Can't Be Too Strong - Digitally Remastered 1996 on Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks by Graham Parker
Break Them Down on Steady Nerves by Graham Parker
I Discovered America on Don't Tell Columbus by Graham Parker
Discovering Japan - Digitally Remastered 1996 on Squeezing Out Sparks + Live Sparks by Graham Parker
Wake Up (Next to You) on Steady Nerves by Graham Parker
Stupefaction on Graham Parker: An Anthology by Graham Parker
Get Started, Start a Fire on The Mona Lisa's Sister by Graham Parker

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Cloud SymbolsGraham Parker2018Album
Graham Isn't DeadMike Gent, Graham Parker2018Single
Dreamin'Graham Parker2018Single
Cloud SymbolsGraham Parker2018Album
The Purple ParkerGraham Parker2016Album
Live Alone! Discovering JapanGraham Parker2016Album
These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976/2015Graham Parker2016Compil.
Five Loose ScrewsGraham Parker2012Compil.
¡ Live Alone At The Freight & Salvage !Graham Parker2012Album
The Bootleg Box Volume 2 - Official BootlegGraham Parker2011Album
Imaginary TelevisionGraham Parker2010Album
Live At FTCGraham Parker & The Figgs2010Album
The Bastard Of Belgium's Bastard BrotherGraham Parker2010Album
The Bootleg Box - Official BootlegGraham Parker2010Album
Official Bootleg : Burning TrousersGraham Parker And The Small Clubs2009Album
Carp Fishing On Valium - The SongsGraham Parker2009Album
One-Stop ClearanceGraham Parker2008Album
Don't Tell ColumbusGraham Parker2007Album
103° In June : Live In ChicagoGraham Parker & The Figgs2006Album
Songs Of No ConsequenceGraham Parker & The Figgs2005Album
The Official Art Vandelay Tapes - Live OneGraham Parker2005Album
The Official Art Vandelay Tapes Volume TwoGraham Parker2005Compil.
Live Alone: The Bastard of BelgiumGraham Parker2005Album
Your CountryGraham Parker2004Album
Lost Songs Of Lennon & McCartney - From A WindowKate Pierson, Graham Parker, Bill Janovitz2003Album
The Official Art Vandelay TapesGraham Parker2003Compil.
From The Front Row... Live!Graham Parker2003Album
Official Bootleg : Live Cuts From SomewhereGraham Parker And The Figgs2003Album
Extended Versions: The Encore CollectionGraham Parker2002Compil.
Ultimate CollectionGraham Parker2001Compil.
That's When You Know (The Acoustic Demos & Live At Marble Arch)Graham Parker2001Compil.
Deepcut To NowhereGraham Parker2001Album
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Graham ParkerGraham Parker2001Album
Unreleased, Unplugged & Underratted!Graham Parker1999Album
Loose MonkeysGraham Parker1999Album
Master HitsGraham Parker1999Compil.
Stiffs & Demons: A Compilation 1980-93Graham Parker1999Compil.
The Last Rock'N'Roll TourGraham Parker & The Figgs1997Album
Temporary BeautyGraham Parker1997Compil.
BBC Live In ConcertGraham Parker1996Compil.
VertigoGraham Parker1996Compil.
Live From New YorkGraham Parker, The Episodes1996Album
No Holding BackGraham Parker1996Compil.
Acid BubblegumGraham Parker1996Album
Live From New York, NYGraham Parker + The Episodes1996Album
Get Over It And Move OnGraham Parker1996Single
3 Haunted EpisodesGraham Parker1995Single
Disney's AmericaGraham Parker1995Single
12 Haunted EpisodesGraham Parker1995Album
Live On The TestGraham Parker1994Album
Christmas CrackerGraham Parker1994Album
Passion Is No Ordinary Word: The Graham Parker Anthology 1976-1991Graham Parker1993Compil.
Live Alone Discovering JapanGraham Parker1993Album
Blue HighwayGraham Parker1993Album
Here It Comes AgainGraham Parker1992Single
Burning QuestionsGraham Parker1992Album
The Best Of 1988 - 1991Graham Parker1992Compil.
Release MeGraham Parker1992Single
Struck By LightningGraham Parker1991Album
A Brand New BookGraham Parker1991Single
Sweet Home ChicagoGraham Parker1991Album
Taken From "Struck By Lightning"Graham Parker1991Album
Guardian Angels / Children And Dogs / When I Was King / Museum Piece / Museum Of StupidityGraham Parker1991Album
Everything Goes (Lengthened Version)Graham Parker1990Single
Soul TimeGraham Parker1990Single
Big Man On PaperGraham Parker1989Single
Fantasy PalaceGraham Parker / The Police / Eddie Money1989Album
Live! Alone In AmericaGraham Parker1989Album
Human SoulGraham Parker1989Album
Get Started. Start A FireGraham Parker1988Single
Don't Let It Break You DownGraham Parker1988Single
I'm Just Your Man / I Don't KnowGraham Parker1988Single
The Mona Lisa's SisterGraham Parker1988Album
I Don't KnowGraham Parker1988Single
CupidGraham Parker1988Single
Pourin' It All Out: The Mercury YearsGraham Parker1985Compil.
Look Back In Anger - Classic Performances By Graham ParkerGraham Parker1985Compil.
The Real MacawGraham Parker1983Album
You Can't Take Love For GrantedGraham Parker1983Single
Life Gets BetterGraham Parker1983Album
You Hit The SpotGraham Parker1982Album
No More ExcusesGraham Parker1982Single
Temporary BeautyGraham Parker1982Single
Another Grey AreaGraham Parker1982Album
King Biscuit Flower HourGraham Parker, Sparks1982Single
In Concert - 278Graham Parker1982Album
Graham ParkerGraham Parker1982Album
No Holding Back / Endless NightGraham Parker1980Single
No Holding BackGraham Parker1980Single
Endless NightGraham Parker1980Single
Best Of BBC Rock Hour 134Graham Parker, Dire Straits1980Album
Love Without GreedGraham Parker1980Single
StupefactionGraham Parker1980Single
Endless NightGraham Parker1980Single
The Best Kept Girl In The WestGraham Parker1979Album
I Want You Back (Alive) / Mercury PoisoningGraham Parker1979Single
Nobody Hurts You / You Can't Be Too StrongGraham Parker1979Single
Heat TreatmentGraham Parker1977Single
Soul ShoesGraham Parker1976Single
InterviewGraham Parker1976Album
Presents Graham ParkerJim Ladd, Graham Parker1976Album
Habit Worth FormingGraham ParkerCompil.
Pub Rockin'Graham ParkerAlbum
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