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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

If you have any items of interest please contact us by olliEmail

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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


Full details

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.

It contains a Chronolliegy of Ollie's musical career and a site map, an Antholliegy of all known recordings, and a compendium of written Articles from various souces.

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


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Abbots Langley As Alose As You Think
Kevin Ayers with Ollie Halsall 1986
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Abbots Langley Beggin
A welcome revamp of the Timebox catalogue
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Abbots Langley Abbots Langley
Ollie Halsall with
John Halsey
A new album of
previously unreleased recordings

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Caves Caves
Ollie Halsall
Ollie's long-lost solo album from 1979. Available again with revamped artwork
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Warts and All Warts & All
The ONLY live Patto album - at The Black Swan, Sheffield

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Scraps album cover - John Otway Scraps
John Otway
TRIPLE album including 7 Otway and Halsall 1979 collaborations
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Shapes and Sounds Shapes & Sounds
BBC Radio 1 sessions 1968 | 1969. Including 4 live Timebox tracks
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Still Life with Guitar Still LIfe With Guitar
Kevin Ayers
Ollie's final collaboration with Kevin Ayers

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Kevin Ayers book

Guitar EXP
by Armand Serra

This two-volume limited edition box set includes four pages devoted to Ollie Halsall's SG guitar and a two-page spread of the original unused Hold Your Fire album artwork plus some rare photos.
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Kevin Ayers book

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

Uncommon Sound

Uncommon Sound
The Left-Handed Guitar Players that Changed Music
by John Engel
The definitive, long-awaited book about left-handed guitar players
. . . more

Tuning Up At Dawn
Tuning Up at Dawn
A Memoir of Music and Mallorca
by Thomas Graves

Includes a lengthy chapter on Ollie and his association with The Pa Amb Oli Band
. . . more

Tuning Up At Dawn

Ollie Halsall, Olie Lynton and Lady June

One of the world's shortest books.
Currently out of print but reproduced almost in it's entirety here

Playing In the Band

Playing the Band
The Musical Life of Jon Hiseman (and lots more besides!). By Martun Hanson.

Over 450 pages with over 100 colour and B&W photos

Order online here

Ugly Things magazine #30 Ugly Things
Ralph Heibutzki's extensive Halsall biography from Issues 29-31 pf this superb US music magazine, Back issues available




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