Birth Place: London, England
Years Active: 1970s–present
Genres: Rock, New Wave, Pub Rock
Graham Parker (born November 18, 1950) is a British rock singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the popular British band Graham Parker & the Rumour. By the time Parker was 15 he was a fan of soul music, especially Otis Redding, and would go to dance clubs in the nearby towns of Woking and Camberley where there was a thriving appreciation of soul music, Motown and ska. At 18 years old he moved to Guernsey in the Channel Islands where he bought an acoustic guitar and began to learn fingerpicking style and began writing songs with lyrics heavily influenced by the psychedelic music of the time. He traveled around Europe before moving to the island of Gibraltar. In Gi...
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