Sparkie Parker

Sparkie Parker

Real Name:
Linda Sue Parker
Profile:
As a teenager, Parker befriended Pamela Miller, later to become Pamela Des Barres, at Cleveland High School in Los Angeles.

The two eventually became members of the LA groupie set along Sunset Strip in the late 1960s, where Parker met up with other wild girls in the Strip's music scene. These friends loosely performed as the Cherry Sisters, and then as a performance-art collective known as the Laurel Canyon Ballet Company at gigs led by Frank Zappa.

Then known as Miss Sparky, or Sparkie Parker, she became part of the all-girl group GTO's, an acronym for Girls Together Outrageously, produced as a side project by Zappa.

As Sparkie Parker she later performed vocals for the track Disco Boy, on the Zoot Allures album. On the CD release she is credited as Sharkie Barker.
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Sparkie Parker Discography

Vocals

Zappa* Disco Boy Zappa* - Zoot Allures (Album) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1976 Sell This Version
BPR-9999 Zappa* Disco Boy Zappa* - The Old Masters, Box Three(9xLP, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR-9999 US 1987 Sell This Version
GTO's GTO's - Permanent Damage (Album) Straight US 1969 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

GTO's The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes (as Parker) GTO's - Permanent Damage (Album) Straight US 1969 Sell This Version