The Bobby Patrick Big Six
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Bobby Patrick - vocals/trumpet

Archie Leggatt - bass guitar/vocals

Alex Young - saxophone

Pete McCrory - guitar

John A. Wiggins - keyboards

Freddy Smith - drums






The Bobby Patrick Big Six were a Glasgow band who, while never achieving much success at home, built up a good following in Germany. Patrick formed the band in 1960 and they went to Hamburg in '62. The band proved to be particularly popular with US servicemen stationed in that country.

They toured Europe with Tony Sheridan in 1963, playing their own shows as well as providing support for the popular Sheridan. Occasionally they provided back-up for major American acts such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison on their British tours.

Effectively, the group split up in 1964 when Patrick and Leggatt returned to Britain, although the remaining members continued to play the German club circuit as The Big Six.

 

Singles

1964

Shake It Easy Baby/Wildwood Days

Decca F 11898

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1964

Monkey Time/Sweet Talk Me Baby

Decca F 12030

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E.P.

1964

Teen Beat From The Star Club, Hamburg

Decca DFE 8570

 

L.P.s

 

Twist Time Im Star-Club 2 (shared with Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes) - William Tell Twist/Domino Twist/Fanny Mae/Roly Poly/The Dog/I'm In Love Again/Green Onions

Ariola 70 952 IT

 

Liverpool Beat (shared with Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes) - Twistin' The Night Away/Let The Four Winds Blow/Hello/African Waltz/Your Cheatin' Heart/New Orleans

Ariola 71 764 IT

 

 

Re-issues

 

Die Ariola Star Club Aufnahmen - Four CD Box-Set which also includes tracks by Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes,The Roadrunners, The Giants, The Team Beats, The Rattles, The Bats, The German Bonds, The Boom Town Band, The Four Renders, Bif Goff & The Tigers & The Phantom Brothers.

William Tell Twist/Domino Twist/Fanny Mae/Roly Poly/The Dog/I'm In Love Again/Green Onions/Monkey Time/I Don't Want Money/Shake It Easy Baby/Wildwood Days/Twistin' The Night Away/Let The Four Winds Blow/Hello/African Waltz/Your Cheatin' Heart/New Orleans

Bear Family Records BCD 16226 DK