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Patto: Speakeasy, London

Live Review by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 16 January 1971

PATTO ARE better than most rock bands for two reasons – they play without any sense of snobbery (no boring ego jams), and secondly because ...

Bitter Patto: Two Years Ahead

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 23 January 1971

I FIRST met Mike Patto four months ago. With his agent he walked into the MM office, a gangling figure in high green leather boots ...

Patto's Royal Command Performances

Report and Interview by David Hughes, Disc and Music Echo, 25 December 1971

MIKE PATTO and his friends like to be known as the last of the raving bands – and they may well be right. Meeting them ...

Patto Break Out

Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 4 November 1972

NOW YOU'D EXPECT Mike Patto to be sardonic, and embittered after five years in various guises and never really making it. ...

Patto: Roll 'em Smoke 'em, Put Another Line Out

Review by Jon Tiven, Rolling Stone, 23 November 1972

ALTHOUGH Patto has exhibited a penchant for eccentricity in their previous efforts, not even from a bunch of loonies such as they could one expect ...

Patto: Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out

Review by Ken Barnes, Fusion, February 1973

PATTO'S THIRD ALBUM is something different. Not different than their last release, Hold Your Fire, which is fairly similar stylistically, but very distinctive indeed in ...

Patto: Ollie Halsall

Interview by Jon Tiven, New Haven Rock Press, 4 April 1973

PATTO MAY not be the richest and most famous band ever to step out of their rock 'n' roll shoes, but in my book they ...

Patto: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Dave Laing, Sounds, 31 May 1975

BEFORE THEY split up in 1972, Patto had the reputation of being a "Musicians' band". Which made them feel good but didn't pay for life's ...

Patto: The Torrington, London

Live Review by Dave Laing, Sounds, 19 July 1975

IT WAS, as they say, a night to remember. The queue outside London's Torrington last Sunday stretched right down the road, and dozens were left ...

Mike Patto, Ollie Halsall, and Keith Ellis describe the paths that led them into the ring

Retrospective and Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, August 1976

AFTER DISCOVERING the group Patto on late-night FM radio several years ago, it was depressing to learn a few months later that the group had ...

Patto: This Wonderful Life

Retrospective and Interview by Harry Shapiro, MOJO, September 2001

Four friends, one a guitar genius, some art-blues loonery — life was good for '70s underdogs Patto. Then came illness, car wrecks and squalor. Harry ...

see also Boxer

see also Timebox


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