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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Vocals

WB 56 298, BS 2970 Zoot Allures — Sparkie Parker Zappa* Disco Boy Zappa* - Zoot Allures (Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56 298, BS 2970 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
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BPR-9999 The Old Masters, Box Three — Sparkie Parker 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
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STS 1059 Permanent Damage — Sparkie Parker GTO's GTO's - Permanent Damage (Album) Straight STS 1059 US 1969 Sell This Version
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Writing & Arrangement

STS 1059 Permanent Damage — Sparkie Parker GTO's The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes (as Parker) GTO's - Permanent Damage (Album) Straight STS 1059 US 1969 Sell This Version
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ZR20035-1, 00600753933428 Zappa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe) — Sparkie Parker Zappa* The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes (as Parker) Zappa* - Zappa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe) (Album) Zappa Records, Zappa Records, UMe, UMe ZR20035-1, 00600753933428 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
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CMQCD 702 Shapes Of Things (60s Groups & Sessions) — Sparkie Parker Jeff Beck The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes (as Sparky) Jeff Beck - Shapes Of Things (60s Groups & Sessions)(CD, Comp, Mono, RE) Castle Music CMQCD 702 UK Unknown Sell This Version