Report that flooded the social media has it that American soul singer Phil Anastasia popularly known by his stage name as Dean Parrish has passed away at the age of 78. The Northern Soul legend was reported to have died on June 8 2021.
Information about his cause of death is not yet known as the family are yet to release an official statement on his demise.
Dean who trended in the early 1960s rose to fame after the release of his hit track “I’m On My Way”.
The popularity of the song grew for being the last record that was played at the last Northern Soul all-nighter at the Wigan Casino.
RIP #DeanParrish. One of the all time greats.
— Darlington Soul (@DarlingtonSoul) June 10, 2021
Seen reports of the death of northern soul legend Dean Parrish. His song “I’m On My Way” is a dancehall classic, but I’ve always loved his cover of The Exciters/Billie Davis classic: https://t.co/cyFGrJojlj https://t.co/q1RAJ2PBtp
— Custodian Enstone (@CustodianEnsto1) June 10, 2021
While pursuing his love for music, Dean got singed to Musicor record label in 1965 and made his first debut by releasing sides ‘Bricks, Broken Bottles And Sticks. The songs became national airplay on the radio. Following his success with the three tracks, Dean bagged a contract with Boom Records.
His June 1966 release, “Tell Her”, became Dean’s only Billboard pop that smashed it’s way to the HOt 100 at No.97.