|Birth name||Michael Thomas McCarthy|
|Also known as||Patto|
22 September 1942|
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
|Died||4 March 1979(aged 36)|
|Genres||Progressive rock, pop music|
|Labels||Pye, Vertigo, Island, Deram|
|Associated acts||Timebox, Patto, Spooky Tooth, Boxer|
Life and career
He was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, and as Mike Patto first became vocalist and frontman for The Bo Street Runners, who won a TV band competition Ready Steady Win during 1964. He was a member of Timebox, his own band Patto and Dick and the Firemen. In 1974, Patto joined Spooky Tooth as vocalist and keyboard player. He was also a founding member of the rock band Boxer.
- Doc Rock. "The 1970s". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- "Patto". Alexgitlin.com. 1979-03-03. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
- Originally the B-side to the 1981 single "Child in the Storm", where it is dedicated "For Patto" on the picture sleeve. The song was later included on the box set Dear Mr. Fantasy: The Jim Capaldi Story.
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