The Ollie Halsall Archive

 

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Admiral Halsey
Bevis Frond Nick Saloman's legendary interview with the Timebox, Patto and Rutles drummer. [From Ptolemaic Terrascope magazine, 1992

Akarma Chameleons
The Archive's response to a Record Collector review of a blatant bootleg release

Andy Partridge - PopDose Interview
Paul Janisch managed to put some questions to long-time Ollie freak, Andy Partridge of XTC, via a user-interview facility on the PopDose site.

A Sense of the Absurd
Press release for the Patto album reissue

'Berns'
Bernie Holland, one of the few people to have played with The Pattos - an lived to tell the tale!

Bill Nelson
"Shredding? It was already shredded and dealt with by Ollie before the rest of us caught on!"

Blue Traff
Armand Serra's quest for The Holy Grail - Ollie's famous Gibson SG Custom guitar

Brian Godding
The former Blossom Toes guitarist's recollections of working with his friend, Ollie

Callejones
Drummer, Juan Javier Martinez's recollections from Madrid 1991.

Caves
Liner notes for
Caves - Ollie Halsall solo album

Cinemaspop
Spanish magazine interview from 1983 with Ollie & Zanna Gregmar

Doing Your Own Thing
Pete Erskine interview from
New Musical Express, November 1974

Fano
Photographs of Tempest in concert at Fano, Italy 1973

Fatsticks
Terry Stamp's stories of the Fatsticks album sessions

Filey Bay 1968
Mark Gardiner's photographs from the Timebox summer season at Butlins holiday camp

Fuzz magazine
Interviews and article by Mikael Jansson from Fuzz magazine, March 1988

Graham Oliver
Saxon front man recall his first encounter with Ollie at Butlins holiday camp

Guitar Technique
reproduced from
Why Are We Sleeping magazine

Guy Mann-Dude
US metal guitarist and dedicated Ollie-freak

Hollywood Bowl
John Greenleigh's Patto photographs from The Hollywood Bowl in 1972

I'm Very Humble
Alan Jones interview from
Melody Maker, July 1974

Japan
Interview with Brian Jacobs 1988
Guitar Magazine April 1989
[Japanese edition]

Kidderminster
Colin Hill's remarkable and recently discovered photographs of Timebox at Kidderminster in 1968

Lovers Leaping
The story behind the Caves tapes and
track-by-track guide

Mainstream Machine
Mike Shefrin and some Mallorcan jazz

Michael d'Albuquerque
The story of the sessions for We May be Cattle & Stalking the Sleeper

Monkey's Bum
Drummer John Halsey recalls te making of the final Patto album

Mucky Duck
Bob Beecher's photographs from The Black Swan [The Mucky Duck, geddit?] in Sheffield.

New York, New York
Annonymous contribution remembering the impact of Ollie's appearances with Kevin Ayers in New York City, May 1980

Ollie
Reflections on Ollie Halsall's work with Kevin Ayers 1974/1992 by Barry Monks

Ollie and Ali
Rutles arranger John Altman's story of a remarkable gig

On the Other Hand . . .
Reviews of John Engel's definitive work on left-handed guitarists Uncommon Sound

Obituary
Respected Spanish rock journalist Diego A Marique writes in El Pais newspaper 3 June 1992.

Patto
Unused sleeve notes for the Sense of the Absurd album

Piper 2000
Francesco Malfatti recalls Patto's appearance in Viareggio, Italy

Player Of The Month
Pete Dowling's Player of the Month from Beat Instrumental, April 1976

Play the Perfect Fool
Liner notes for
Timebox - The Deram Anthology

Roll 'em, Smoke 'em . . .
A restrospective look at Patto's 'Sgt Pepper'

Sausages!
In the second part of his recollections, Bernie Holland covers various dinner menus and the creation of a painting - 'La Vogheur Lough''

Shit, Muck, Err & Grolly
Boxer drummer Tony Newman - who first worked with Ollie in the Kevin Ayers' backing band The Soporifics

Stockholm
Anders Öhman recalls Patto in Sweden, 1972

String Thing
An extraordinary account of guitar maintenance.

The Rockin' Pattos
Unused liner notes for
A Sense of the Absurd CD

This Absurd Little Band
Warts & All review reproduced from
Why Are We Sleeping magazine

To Bee or not to Bee
A discussion of Bob Beecher's remarkable photograph

Top Ten
Terry Theise's Electric Guitar Top Ten from Guitar magazine, January 1977

Traveling Show Pt.1
The Serendipitous & Surreal
Six-Stringed Life & Times Of Ollie Halsall
by Ralph Heibutzki [reproduced by kind permission of Ugly Things magazine]

Traveling Show Pt.2

Traveling Show Pt.3

Under the Blossom
David Wells' sleeve notes for the Tempest album, Under the Blossom

Vivian Stanshall
Dean Cole's reminiscences, photos and audio interview with Ollie Halsall following Vivian's 1991 London concerts

Warts and All
John Halsey on the Pattos' only live album

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