Patrick Upton

Real Name:
Patrick Upton
Profile:
After the demise of his band the Spiral Starecase, lead vocalist and guitarist Pat Upton returned back to his hometown of Geraldine, Alabama and took stock. Soured by the vagaries of the business end of rock & roll, he put his career on hold and his life in self-imposed exile, developing his golfing habit to a major degree.

After a downtime period, he eased himself back into it, doing session work and finally landing a permanent job as a backup vocalist in Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band. He stayed with Rick for several years (he can be heard on Nelson's Playing to Win album) until home and hearth beckoned again, opening up a local nightclub in Guntersville, his club being the last place Nelson worked before flying out that night to his fiery death in a plane crash in 1985.

Once again, Upton eased out of music, only to be called on again when he became a mainstay of the California-based oldies show 30 Years Of Rock'n'Roll in the late 1980s.

Still more than capable of stealing the show with nothing more than his magnificent tenor voice, Pat Upton remained active, writing and recording new material and performing when he "damn well feels like it".

Pat Upton passed away on July 27, 2016, at the age of 75.
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Singles & EPs

4-45048 Patrick Upton - She's Ready / Judas To The Love We Knew album art Spiral Starecase Featuring Pat Upton* Spiral Starecase Featuring Pat Upton* - She's Ready / Judas To The Love We Knew(7", Single) Columbia 4-45048 US 1969 Sell This Version
4-45395 Patrick Upton - Lifetime Of Love album art Pat Upton* Lifetime Of Love(7", Promo) Columbia 4-45395 US 1971 Sell This Version
P50002, 4500-01 Patrick Upton - Higher And Higher album art Pat Upton* Higher And Higher(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Playboy Records, Playboy Records P50002, 4500-01 US 1972 Sell This Version
P 50 002 Patrick Upton - Higher And Higher album art Pat Upton* Higher And Higher(7", Single) Playboy Records P 50 002 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
P50022 Patrick Upton - I Hear Thunder album art Patrick Upton I Hear Thunder(7", Single, Promo) Playboy Records P50022 US 1973 Sell This Version
Patrick Upton - This Time = Este Tiempo album art Patrick Upton This Time = Este Tiempo (Single) RCA Spain 1975 Sell This Version
JH-10231 Patrick Upton - This Time album art Patrick Upton This Time(7", Single) RCA JH-10231 US 1975 Sell This Version