The Ollie Halsall Archive





The Archive is eager to obtain in any live audio or video performances featuring Ollie and any stories, anecdotes or reminiscences from those who knew him or even just saw him play. We will be happy to trade with copies of our extensive collection of recordings and press cuttings


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Abbots Langley BAs Close As You Think
Kevin Ayers with Ollie Halsall
from 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

Kevin Ayers: August 16th 2013 DeiÓ by Susan Lomasl
Fans, family and friends gathered to celebrate Kevin's life and music. Susan Lomas captures the atmosphere in words and pictures.
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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
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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
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Tuning Up At Dawn
by 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

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
John Otway
Ralph Heibutzki's extensive Halsall biography from Issues 29-31 pf this superb US music magazine, Back issues available

Including high resolution downloads and wallpaper here


"Aside from the Bonzo stuff we discussed his leaving England for Spain, his meeting George Harrison, and his work with Kevin Ayers. It's short and sweet and I hope you all enjoy it."

Dean Cole March 2010

Full story here


On The Mersey Beat
Radio Merseyside
Barry Monks interviewed by Spencer Leigh

The Outer Tunes

The Outer Tunes
Outer Tune 1987

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