Doug Ashdown

Douglas "Doug" Wesley Ashdown (born 29 July 1942) is an Australian folk, country singer-songwriter who had a minor hit with "Winter in America", also known as "Leave Love Enough Alone", which reached No. 13 on the Dutch Singles Chart in 1978. In 1988 the song was covered by Dutch singer René Froger, and in 1994 by Australian group The Robertson Brothers. Ashdown reached No. 53 on the Australian Go-Set Singles Chart with "The Saddest Song of All" released in August 1970. In 1977, his album, Trees won the TV Week (an Australian television entertainment magazine) King of Pop Award for 'Best Album Cover'.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1942

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1970

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 122951 7/15/1970 Who is that shall come one day Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122952 7/15/1970 I've come to save your world Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122953 7/15/1970 The day they freed the noise Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122954 7/15/1970 California beachhead Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122955 7/15/1970 And the lion roared Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122956 7/15/1970 Galilee Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122957 7/15/1970 Who is that shall come one day Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122958 7/15/1970 The race Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122959 7/15/1970 Susan of the straw Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122960 7/15/1970 I remembered Alice Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122961 7/15/1970 Mother love Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122962 7/15/1970 Holly Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122963 7/15/1970 Have you had a good day at the bank Doug Ashdown vocalist  
Decca 122964 7/15/1970 The saddest song of all Doug Ashdown vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ashdown, Doug," accessed January 29, 2023,

Ashdown, Doug. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from

"Ashdown, Doug." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 January 2023.

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