I'm On My Way

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20080112

The Dean Parrish Story

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 Pillar, Wigan Casino DJ Russ Winstanley and NY soul star Maxine Brown to find out why Dean is so lauded.

20080112

The Dean Parrish Story

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 Pillar, Wigan Casino DJ Russ Winstanley and NY soul star Maxine Brown to find out why Dean is so lauded.