Paul Parrish

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Paul Parrish
Genres Folk, pop, psychedelic pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, pianist
Instruments Piano, organ
Years active 1967–present

Paul Parrish is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. His songs have been recorded by Helen Reddy,[1] Kenny Rogers,[2] The Dillards,[3] Robin Dransfield,[4] and others. Jon Pruett of Allmusic called his first album, The Forest of My Mind, "a bright, excellently produced LP filled with remarkable sunshine-dipped folk-pop songs."[5]

Parrish wrote the song A Poem I Wrote for Your Hair for the 1970 film "Fools" starring Jason Robards and Katharine Ross.[6]

With Lorenzo Toppano, Parrish was half of the duo Parrish & Toppano. They recorded two albums together.


  • The Forest of My Mind (1968)
  • Songs (1971, Warner Bros. WS 1930)
  • Song for a Young Girl - Produced By Louie Shelton (1979, ABC AA-1031)
  • The Royal Falcon (1987 with Lorenzo Toppano)
  • Shores of This Great Ocean (1988 with Lorenzo Toppano)


  1. ^ "Helen Reddy: Helen Reddy". 
  2. ^ "Fools Motion Picture Soundtrack". 
  3. ^ "The Dillards: Roots and branches". 
  4. ^ "Tidewave: Robin Dransfield". 
  5. ^ "The Forest of My Mind: Paul Parrish". 
  6. ^ "Fools 1970, Movie".