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Diplomatic Ditties For The Dysfunctional Family
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My good solid Irish-Australian childhood was full of music. My old Dad - The Lord rest his soul - always came home from the pub singing and I guess I inherited my talents from him. I first got the job as Australian cultural attache overseas because of my showbiz connections. For many years I was Entertainment’s Officer at a big South Sydney club and I met the greats: Sammy Davis Jr., Eddie Fisher, Tom Jones, Dean Martin, even Frank Sinatra. I liked them and they liked me.
One day - will I ever forget it - I was in my magazine-lined office having a quiet drink and singing a few old Australian convict ballads passed down to me through generations of Pattersons. I guess I didn’t hear the door open and neither did Lurleen, my current research assistant, who was pretty busy under the desk. “You’ve got some voice there buddy” said the distinguished intruder, “ever think of singing professionally? I can make things happen for you in Vegas.”
It was Ol' Blue Eyes himself. The rest is history, and on this historic CD with its award-winning portrait of me by Australia’s greatest artist, Bill Leak. Play it to your research assistants. It’s a musical Viagra. No worries!
Sir Les Patterson
This disc is part of the Barry Humphries Presents 3CD set.
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