Parkes' concert works, "Gettysburg Address", "Mississippi River Reflections" and "Gershwinesque" (as well as two vocal selections from his score to the musical, Happy Birthday, Mr. President), received their national premieres in concerts broadcast as part of the "Sundays At Four" radio series. Parkes contributed both music and lyrics to the musicals Happy Birthday, Mr. President (about Marilyn Monroe) and Tanzi. The latter received the Drama-Logue Award for best musical of the 1984 Season. As a record producer, Parkes is best known for the 2004 release of the critically acclaimed "A Tribute To Brian Wilson" (Varese Sarabande / Universal Music). In addition, Parkes is the founder of Cinecam Music Productions.
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