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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Post 123 - Little Pattie - You'll Never Know / You'll Be My Love

Patricia Thelma Amphlett was born 17th March 1949 in Paddington, Sydney. Her first single for EMI, was influenced by the surf music craze titled "He's My Blonde Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy". The song was released in November 1963 when Pattie was aged 14, it went to number two on the Australian music charts with The Beatles holding the #1 slot at the time with "I Want To Hold Your Hand". She regularly toured supporting Col Joye and the Joy Boys, with Judy Stone. In 1966, at the age of 17 and the height of 4' 10", she became both the youngest and the shortest person to entertain troops during the Vietnam War. She subsequently appeared on several TV shows in America, the most notable being the Ed Sullivan show. She continues to perform on television and in clubs, and became a vocal teacher, notably coaching Nikki Webster. In 1973 she married Joy Boys bassist and record producer/manager, Keith Jacobsen, but they parted ways in 1984.She subsequently married Laurie Thompson, and they have been together for 20 years. She is the cousin of Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett. Here to download is her 1977 single on ATA Records produced by Keith Jacobsen "You'll Never Know" b/w "You'll Be My Love" (K-6839)

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