The Ollie Halsall Archive
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UK sessions

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John Halsey
Ollie Halsall [solo]
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Spanish sessions
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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 olliEmail

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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 contains a chronolliegy of Ollie's musical career and a detailed antholliegy of the recordings held by the Archive together with selected audio and video clips.

It also provides reproductions of sleeve notes and published newspaper and magazine articles together with the latest news

The Biolliegraphy provides a convenient starting point for beginners.

Please enjoy what is here, sign the guestbook, join our FaceBook group form and feel free to contact us
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"Ollie may not have been the world's best guitarist, but he was certainly among the top two"
Some supporting evide nce:
and remember, this is 1971[!] . . . more

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

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 DeiÓ 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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Warts and All Warts & All
The ONLY live Patto album - at The Black Swan, Sheffield

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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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Abbots Langley Abbots Langley
Ollie Halsall with
John Halsey
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
A welcome revamp of the Timebox catalogue
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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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Still Life with Guitar Still Life With Guitar
Kevin Ayers
Ollie's final collaboration with Kevin Ayers

. . . more
Please do not be tempted by the Flawed Gems 'label' bootleg of Roll'em, Smoke, 'em, Put Another Line Out, which has the sheer audacity both to pose as a legitimate release and to include copies of The Archive BBC sessions as 'bonus' tracks


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