Patricia (Little Pattie) Thelma Thompson (née Amphlett) OAM (born 1949), is an Australian singer whose debut single with The Statesmen, ‘He's My Blonde-Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy’, reached No. 2 on the Sydney charts and No. 19 on the national Kent Music Report.
The single was released by EMI on the HMV label when Little Pattie was 14 years old, having already appeared on the Opportunity Knocks TV series and been a regular performer at the Bronte Surf Club as the lead singer of The Statesmen.
Little Pattie continued to have chart success throughout the 1960s. She regularly appeared on TV variety programs, toured supporting Col Joye and the Joy Boys and entertained troops during the Vietnam War.
In the 1970s she expanded her repertoire, releasing country music with Festival Records and performing swing and jazz songs. In addition to her recording and performance career, she has been a vocal coach and active unionist in the entertainment industry.
Cover image: Little Pattie album cover. NFSA title: 581495.