The PATTI BROOK Scrapbook


(Terry’s sister)

 Under the management of Keith Devon of the Bernard Delfont Organisation, singer Patti Brook was only a hit record away from national fame in the early 1960’s with many TV and Radio slots , national tours and one nighters with top stars of the time such as Cliff Richard and The Shadows,  Lonnie Donegan, Emile Ford,  Frankie Vaughen,The Beatles and as Pye recording artiste with producer Tony Hatch.

Patti duetted with Cliff Richard on “The First Lesson In Love” for the “Young Ones” soundtrack mimed to by leading lady Carol Gray. Patti declined to be ‘ghost’ singer for the rest of the film. Cliff asked Patti to record his composition “I Love You I Need You” that was released on Pye Records in 1962.

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1960   Since You’ve Been Gone   B/W:  That’s The Way It’s Gonna Be         

1961   When The Red Robin                                                                                 

1961   Heaven is Being With You                                                                          

1962   Unloved Unwanted                                                                                    

1962    Your Love Came Into My Heart                                                                

1962    I Love You, I Need You                                                                            

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Below is one of the many messages I got after your visit to us!
“Very much enjoyed Patti Brook and Terry Brook….Patti had a superb voice and i could have listened to Terry accompanying himself on guitar all night.I found a couple of Patti’s recordings on the RockHistory cd series that I have.’HelenDustySusanCarol&More’ features ‘Since you’ve been gone’&’Look what you’ve done to me’…while ‘BouffantsBeehives&Backcombing’ features ‘Heaven is being with you’ and ‘I love you i need you’This cd also includes a photo of the original Pye 45 ‘Heaven is being with you’ – Dennis Reed”
Give Patti our love and tell her we are playing “Heaven Is Being With You” on the show tonight!


Patti joined  her brother Terry’s Jack O’ Diamonds Skiffle group in 1958 leading to an appearance on The Caroll Levis Discoveries TV talent show in 1959.

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1958 Terry McEvoy Phil Dave Patti Terry  W            Reunion  55 years later

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  TV’s Carol Levis Discoveries1959                               ABC Cinema Wakefield

Vocal Group of the Year

Sponsored by Disc Music paper. Winners of The Soho Fair National Vocal Group Of The Year 1960 with Emile Ford 1959 winner.

Emile became a guiding light to Patti and Terry making sure they got with his agent Bernard Delfont and on Emile’s many tours of the UK.  Emile produced their first recording with Pye records using the Checkmates as backing group.

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about her 1958 spell as Miss Wakefield Trinity pictured with legendary Rugby League star Neil Fox

She became known as Pat Warner in later years after marrying Band leader Graham Warner


4th September 1960 Exciting first date in Morecambe with Emile and the Checkmatesemile

Checkmates autographs  Emile Ford   Lester (sax) Dave (sax) Johny (Drums) George (bass) Ken (guitar)

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TV Pic


(Please excuse stains caused by Mums sellotape.)

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Programmes and posters courtesy of an amazing website  BRADFORD TIMELINE

January/February 1961Dates and venues unknown Emile Ford
Jimmy Loyd
Patti Brook & The Diamonds
Bobby Deacon
The Fordettes
The Checkmates
Alan Field (compere)

Patti Brook The Diamonds                         
Full copy of programme (Flickr)

 Emile Ford (Front cover)


Patti and  The Diamonds  were included in the first SHADOWS tour 1961

The Shadows The Dallas Boys Patti Brook & The Diamonds Frank Ifield The Brooks Brothers The Trebletones Tony Marsh (compere)


Patty Brook & The Diamonds

 The Shadows

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Tours  1961

Emile Ford
Jimmy Loyd
Patti Brook & The Diamonds
Bobby Deacon
The Fordettes
The Checkmates
Alan Field (compere)

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

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Mother Mary sisters Jean Patti & Baby Terry

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Jet Harris with Terry’s sisters  Patti and Jean and Jet on the river Calder with Jean’s 12 year old son Graham  Jet’s pretending he’s having a big Weeeeee! A Jet stream??'On The Beach' 1961 Ptti with Cliff Hank Tony Jet‘On The Beach’ 1961
Patti with Cliff Hank Tony Jet  .   (Patti sitting next to baby)

Patti went solo and was included in Cliff and the Shadows Tour dates

Patti Duets with Cliff on the Young Ones Soundtrack

“The First Lesson Of love” that lead Carol Gray mimed to.

Patti stepping out with the Shadows


Cliff Richard and the Shadows Tour Programme

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Cliff was really excited when Patti recorded his song ” I Love You,  I Need You”



full copy of programme (Flickr)

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

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TONY MEEHAN kindly offered to produce Patti for the Jackie De Shannon hit song “Middle of The Floor” but the backing group didn’t do good enough on the session and it was scrapped.

April 1961 – Liverpool (Empire) 
10 – Manchester (Apollo)
11 – ABC (Hull)
12 – Newcastle (City Hall) 
13 – Nottingham (Odeon) 
14 – Cardiff (Gaumont) 
15 – Cheltenham (Gaumont) 
16 – Plymouth (Odeon)
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
The Brook Brothers
Patti Brooks
The Sonnnets
March 196230 – Bexleyheath (ABC)
31 – Bradford (Gaumont)April 1962

01 – Birmingham (Hippodrome)

see also January 1962

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard & The Shadows

The Dallas Boys
The Honeys
The Trebletones
Patti Brooks
Tony Marsh (compere)Promoter : Arthur Howes

The Shadows
Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Advert – T&A

The Two-Tones
Patti Brooks – The Trebletones

March 196324 – Southport (Odeon)
29 – Nottingham (Albert Hall)
30 – Sunderland (Odeon)
31 – Blackburn (King George’s Hall)
Gene Vincent
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
John Leyton
Patti Brook
Johnny Temple
Ray Peters (compere)Promoter : Arthur Howes

    Patti on tour with1963  courtesy of Bradford Timeline

April 196315 – Scarborough (Futurist)Nationwide Tour

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan

Paul & Paula                                                                           Patti Brook

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
Jimmy Justice
Terry Young
Patti Brook
The Terry Young Six
Joe Black (compere)Promoter : Arthur Howes

Patti & Paul and Paula

Full copy of programme (Flickr)_paul-paula18 yr old Brother Terry had a crush on Paula.

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Patti had a successful summer season in 1964 with TV star Arthur Haynes and Nicolas Parsons,  joining Arthur and Nicolas in comedy sketches before deciding to leave the Big Time and returned back home to Wakefield. Mecca Locarno bandleader Graham Warner asked her to join his orchestra. The venue was a hundred yards walk from her parents council flat. The orchestra then moved to Bradford gaining immense popularity. Her relationship with Graham became permanent as they married in the late 1960’s.


Patti with (Husband)  Graham Warner and his Orchestra



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The Graham Warner Orchestra was probably the most popular on Mecca Ballroom circuit. Quality singers and musicians that didn’t mind a bit fun.

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Patti  & singer Johny Breslin   Bandleader Graham Warner   Willie Hurst  Baritone Sax    Jeoff Grayson Drums    Jerry allison Piano.  Patti and Graham are still happy together and have a daughter Sarah and two grandchildren Jack and Max.

Never ask a Webster to dress up!…………………………………

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Graham  Patti  Jerry

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