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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The Happening Combo (CD) The Happening Combo
Kevin Ayers, Lady June, Ollie Halsall

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First album re-released on Cherry Red Records
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Hold Your Fire
e-released on Cherry Red Records
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Roll 'em, Smoke 'em, Put Another Line Out
re-released on Cherry Red Records

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Monkey's Bum

The first decent versionon Cherry Red Records
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Abbots Langley As 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

Guitar EXP
by Armand Serra

This twovolume limited edition box set includes four pages devoted to Ollie Halsall's SG guiatr 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 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

The Way Too Weard
Roy Weard toured with many bands in various capacities from T-Shirt seller to sound engineer, production manager and tour manager. Notably including Kevin Ayers

Ginger Geezer
The extraordinary story of Vivian Stanshall, lead singer of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, true British, product

Ugly Things magazine #30 Traveling Show
Ralph Heibutzki's extensive Halsall biography from Issues 29-31 pf US music magazine Ugly Things in one volume here
Ugly Things magazine #30 Forgotten Heroes
We were pleased to be asked to contribute to a substantial article on Ollie in Premier Guitar magazine. The eight-page published version can now be viewed online
Ugly Things magazine #30 This Wonderful Life
Harry Shapiro's article on Patto in Mojo magazine #94 September 2001
Read here

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

The Ollie Halsall SongBook

On The Mersey Beat
Radio Merseyside

Barry Monks interviewed by Spencer Leigh


The Ollie Halsall Song Book

An online album featuring cover versions of Ollie - or related - songs.

Listen to the latest contributions here




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