Born: Established: Apr 1923 Melbourne ; Died: 26 Jul 2011 Canberra
Jazz and cabaret singer Pat Thompson performed with the Tivoli soubrettes before moving to the Western Australian wheat belt during World War II. Later in life she formed a band with jazz pianist David Bates which toured Australia and Europe including the Edinburgh Festival in 1987.
Her autobiogray She's a Fat Tart, Ain't She? was pubished in 2002 and she sang a farewell performance in Melbourne, Victoria, in 2008. Pat Thompson lived for some time in Bermagui, New South Wales and her last two years of life in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
Source: Ian McFarlane, 'Of Mood and Meaning', Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review 30 (September 2011): 5-7