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Michael Thomas McCarthy
Born: 22 September 1942, in Cirencester, UK
Died: 4 March 1979
Cause of death: Lymphatic Leukemia
Notable because: Gifted musician ahead of his time, burns out and dies tragically. His band PATTO have become legendary in their influence. Phil Collins cites drummer John Halsey as a major influence. Guitarist Ollie Halsall is regarded as one of Britain's finest ever. The bands tale is one of tragedy. Singer and guitarist both did young. Bass player Clive Griffiths dreadfully injured in car crash. And their drummer spent long periods selling fish from the back of a van, such was his lack of commercial recognition.
Mike Patto was the lead singer of British progressive jazz rock fusion band, Patto. Formed in 1970, the band never sold many records, but thanks to a great live show, they did manage to land a deal with Island Records in 1972. The band released three studio albums and a live album before breaking up in 1973. Not to be forgotten, Patto's "The Man," was featured in previews for the popular 2009 comedy, Observe and Report. Mike Patto became vocalist and front man for The Bow Street Runners, who won a prestigious TV band competition Ready Steady Win during 1964 . He was a member of Timebox, his own band Patto and Dick and the Firemen. He is also known as a founding member of the rock band Boxer. In 1974 Patto briefly joined Spooky Tooth, with whom he recorded one album, The Mirror, before they broke up. On March 4, 1979, Mike Patto died of lymphatic leukemia at the age of 36.
Mike Patto first came to light as the vocalist in a Norwich R&B outfit called Mike Patto and The Breakaways. After several line-up changes, The Breakaways became The Bluebottles, but soon after Patto headed for London to join The National Youth Jazz Orchestra. At the same time he had a spell with The Bo Street Runners and the Chicago Line Blues Band in 1966 before forming Timebox, which eventually evolved into Patto. These three albums were heavier in style than what he'd done to date but failed to capture a wider interest. Nonetheless, "Patto" (1970), was a good jazz-rock fusion featuring some fine vibraphone and guitar playing from Ollie Halsall. "Hold Your Fire", which is now hard to find on vinyl, was reputedly better, although their album for Island was rather disappointing. When the project disintegrated in 1973, Patto embarked on a brief solo career and also had spells in Spooky Tooth and Boxer (the latter venture reuniting him with Ollie Halsall). After the split, Mike Patto joined Spooky Tooth for their last album The Mirror (1974), Ollie Halsall joined John Hiseman's Tempest, Clive Griffiths played with Alexis Korner's CCS and John Halsey worked with Grimms, Joan Armatrading, Lou Reed, and many others before joining up with Ollie again to get involved with Neil Innes and Eric Idle's RUTLES project. Starring as Barry Wom in the movie.
Mike and Ollie formed BOXER in '75, their first album being better remembered for its cover than its contest. Two more albums were recorded, but Mike Patto's career was sadly arrested by illness. He was diagnosed as suffering from lymphatic leukemia, and after a brave fight he died on 4 March 1979, in great pain.
Blessed with the some chugging tempo as The Beatles' "Baby, You're A Rich Man", Timebox's classic 45 "Gone Is The Sad Man" never scaled the charts. With insistent piano chords, McCartney-esque bass runs, Traffic-like vocals, and incisive guitar embellishments, it's a psychedelic classic. It would also be entirely forgotten were it not for the efforts of the psychedelic re-issue labels of the 1980s, and the desire here to delve into the origins of Patto.
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