The Ollie Halsall Archive
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The Rutles

John Otway


Kevin Ayers

Michael d'Albuquerque

Terry Stamp

Steve York



Andy Roberts

Neil Innes

Vivian Stanshall


Monty Python

UK sessions

Morgan Fisher

John Halsey

Ollie Halsall [solo]

Sex Beatles

Pa Amb Oli Band


Spanish sessions

John Cale

The Ollie Halsall Song Book

The Ollie Halsall Song Book

To mark the 20th anniversary of Ollie's death, we are compiling an online album featuring demo versions of his songs.

Listen to the latest contributions  . . . here

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Warts & All
The ONLY live
Patto album

The Black Swan Sheffield 1971

Recording first published 2000
Authorised download © 2009

Archive recording by Patto drummer John 'Admiral' Halsey. The only Patto 'in concert' recording available

"The solo on Let It Rock alone is worth the purchase price!"

Archive recording by Patto drummer
John Halsey


You, You Point Your Finger

Money Bag

Let It Rock

Magic Door

Government Man

How's Your Father

Route 66

Tell Me Where You've Been

San Antone

Sittin' Back Easy

Big Hunk O' Love

. . . read more

Recording mastered at Spring Vale Studios. Ipswich. Sleeve design by Alex at Voyager Media Ltd.

These recordings are of historical interest. Whilst every effort has been made to enhance the sound, the quality reflects the limitations of the source tape.

Album available by download only.
Purchase via PayPal. Please contact us for alternative payment methods.

The original CD version is out of print, but you can purchase the album as an MP3 DOWNLOAD here for just £4.99



How do downloads work?

Welcome to The
Ollie Halsall Archive

The Archive was established in 1985 with the aim of documenting and promoting the work of a unique musician.

This site includes a chronolliegy of Ollie's musical career.

The antholliegy provides a detailed record of the recordings held by the Archive.

It also provides reproductions of sleeve notes and published newspaper and magazine articles

The Biolliegraphy provides a convenient starting point for beginners.

Throughout the site there are selected video and audio links.

Please enjoy your visit.

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"Ollie may not have been the world's best guitarist, but he was certainly among the top two"

Patto interviewed in Australia during their 1972 tour with Joe Cocker

CinemasPop 1984

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The Strange Case of Ollie Halsall: Rock's Forgotten Legend

Caves Caves
Ollie Halsall 1979
Ollie's long-lost solo album. Available again with revamped artwork
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Abbots Langley Abbots Langley
Ollie Halsall with
John Halsey 1979
An album of
previously unreleased recordings

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Shapes and Sounds Shapes & Sounds
BBC Radio 1 sessions 1968 | 1969. Including 4 live Timebox tracks
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Abbots Langley Beggin
Timebox 1968|1969
A welcome revamp of the Timebox catalogue
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Still Life with Guitar Still Life With Guitar
Kevin Ayers 1992
Ollie's final collaboration with Kevin Ayers

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Abbots Langley As Close As You Think
Kevin Ayers with Ollie Halsall 1986
Athough the subtitle could almot be revesed, such is the extent of Ollie's contribution

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Scraps album cover - John Otway

John Otway
TRIPLE album including 7 Otway and Halsall 1979 collaborations

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Warts and All

Warts & All
The ONLY live Patto album - at The Black Swan, Sheffield 1971
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Premier Guitar: Forgotten Hero
We are pleased to have been asked to contribute to a substantial article on Ollie in Premier Guitar magazine. The print version will be available mid-December but you can read the full piece here

Kevin Ayers book Kevin Ayers: August 16th 2013 Deià by Susan Lomas
Fans, family and friends gathered to celebrate Kevin's life and music. In this new book, Susan Lomas captures the atmosphere in words and pictures
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