Robbie Patton

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British singer/songwriter.

English singer/songwriter Robbie Patton received his break when he toured as a special guest of Fleetwood Mac in 1979 when that act was one of the hottest acts in the music world. The association proved to be even more beneficial when Patton recorded his 1981 release Distant Shores.

Not only did Mac keyboardist Christine McVie play keyboards and produce the record, but guitarist Lindsey Buckingham added guitar to the track “Don’t Give It Up.” While the album wasn’t a smash success, petering out in the lower reaches of the chart, “Don’t Give It Up” was released as a single and climbed into the Top 30 during the late summer.

He followed Distant Shores with another McVie-produced release, Orders From Headquarters, which was released the following year. This time, Stevie Nicks provided her vocals, performing a duet with Patton on the single “Smiling Islands.” Neither the album nor single was able to achieve the same level of success, however, with Orders From Headquarters not even managing to chart.

The failure of his solo release was tempered, though, with the performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Hold Me,” which Patton wrote with McVie for the album Mirage. During the ’80s and ’90s, Patton wrote songs that appeared on albums by Jonathan Cain and Santana.
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Albums

MCA 3169 Robbie Patton - Do You Wanna Tonight album art Robbie Patton Do You Wanna Tonight Backstreet Records MCA 3169 US 1979 Sell This Version
1A 064-400029 Robbie Patton - Distant Shores album art Robbie Patton Distant Shores (Album) Liberty 1A 064-400029 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
P-11280 Robbie Patton - Orders From Headquarters album art Robbie Patton Orders From Headquarters (Album) Atlantic P-11280 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
80157-1, 7 80157-1 Robbie Patton - No Problem album art Robbie Patton No Problem (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 80157-1, 7 80157-1 US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MCA-41105 Robbie Patton - Darlin' (This Time Girl) album art Robbie Patton Darlin' (This Time Girl) (Single) Backstreet Records MCA-41105 US 1979 Sell This Version
A-1435 Robbie Patton - One On One album art Robbie Patton One On One Liberty A-1435 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
A1420 Robbie Patton - Don't Give It Up album art Robbie Patton Don't Give It Up (Single) Liberty A1420 US 1981 Sell This Version
PR 459 Robbie Patton - Orders From Headquarters album art Robbie Patton Orders From Headquarters (Single) Atlantic PR 459 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-89955 Robbie Patton - Smiling Islands album art Robbie Patton Smiling Islands (Single) Atlantic 7-89955 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-89985 Robbie Patton - Louise album art Robbie Patton Louise(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 7-89985 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-89632 Robbie Patton - You Got It Bad album art Robbie Patton You Got It Bad (Single) Atlantic 7-89632 US 1984 Sell This Version

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soulie_61

June 3, 2015
Could anyone list his first rare album from 1979 "Do you wanna tonight" ?

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