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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Post 256 - Little Pattie - April Fool / Seen It All Before

Patricia Amphlett was born in 1949 in Paddington, New South Wales, and has an older brother, Joe. She was educated at King Street Primary School and Sydney Girls High School. She was nicknamed "Little Pattie" at school as she had two taller friends also named Patricia. At eight years-old, she commenced piano lessons with Gwen Parsons, and then singing lessons when 11 years-old. Parsons also taught Noeleen Batley, another popular singer. Both persuaded her to audition for TCN 9's TV teen show Saturday Date hosted by Jimmy Hannan, where she was a hit. Here to download is the non album track from 1971 "April Fool" b/w "Seen It All Before" (ATAK-4188). Produced by Keith Jacobsen, Little Pattie penned the B side. On 27 August 2009, Little Pattie was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame alongside Kev Carmody, The Dingoes, Mental As Anything and John Paul Young. She was inducted by her cousin, Christina Amphlett of Divinyls.

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