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Pete Mitchell tells the remarkable tale of Northern Soul star Dean Parrish, who sold over one million records, but received barely a penny for his work.

Dean Parrish sold over one million records, but barely received a penny for his work, because he had no idea of his success. Pete Mitchell tells Dean's remarkable tale.
Dean was a regular at the famed Northern Soul 'all nighters' at the Wigan Casino in the Seventies. The last track ever played there was Parrish's I'm on My Way - but little was known about this American singer who had hung up his microphone in the late Sixties, unaware of his popularity overseas.
Pete travels to New York to meet Dean, and also talks to Northern Soul enthusiasts including Eddie Piller, Wigan Casino DJ Russ Winstanley and NY soul star Maxine Brown to find out why Dean is so lauded.
First broadcast in 2008.

30 minutes

Music Played

  • Dean Parrish

    I'm On My Way

    • A Complete Introduction to Northern Soul.
    • UNC Universal.
    • 531-261-8.
  • Bob Marley

    Reggae on Broadway

  • Musique

    In The Bush

    • Keep On Jumpin'.
    • Unidisc Music Inc..
    • n/a.
  • Alabama 3

    WOKE UP THIS MORNING

    • THE SOPRANO'S (TV SOUNDTRACK).
    • SONY MUSIC SOUNDTRAX.
    • 497403-2.
  • Lord Large

    LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE

    • CD SINGLE.
    • SHELLSHOCK.
    • AJX-185CD.

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