David Parton

David Parton

David Parton (aka Des Parton) is a singer-songwriter and record producer from Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England.

He achieved songwriting success writing songs for Sweet Sensation in the mid 1970s, namely "Sad Sweet Dreamer" which was a #1 single in the UK, and "Purely by Coincidence" which also charted. He arranged and co-produced both tracks with Tony Hatch.[1]

In 1975 Parton released an album entitled Snaps on the Buk record label, a short lived imprint of Decca Records.[2] A year later he re-emerged with a band called The Cyril Dagworth Players, where Parton masqueraded as Dagworth. They released one album, also co-produced by Parton and Hatch.[3][4]

Parton then sang a cover version of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" which he again co-produced with Hatch. When the original contracted singer was unable re-create Wonder's vocal nuances, rather than dispose of the backing track, Parton sang the lead vocal, and it was decided to issue this version. It was released on 15 January 1977 and was in the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks, reaching number 4.[5] Lack of further chart action saw him dubbed as a one-hit wonder.

Parton is known as 'Des', based on the initials of his first three names, David Eric Stanley.

He has generally sang and played guitar with local bands from North Staffordshire to this date.

Because of his famous surname, David is sometimes mistaken for the elder brother of the famous Dolly Parton and her equally creative siblings. However, Dolly's brother David is not involved in showbusiness, unlike most of his 10 surviving brothers and sisters.

Songwriting credits

  • "Sad Sweet Dreamer" - Sweet Sensation
  • "Purely by Coincidence" - Sweet Sensation
  • "Belinda" - Coup De Cœur[6]




  1. ^ Artistdirect.com
  2. ^ Angelfire.com
  3. ^ Wordmagazine.co.uk
  4. ^ Garageband.com
  5. ^ Escape-to-the-seventies.com
  6. ^ Discogs.com
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 419. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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