In 2016 Patrick Sassone celebrated his 50th year in the music business and 60th year of making music. His musical journey has taken him through many genres and many decades, which have all influenced his writing. His music seems to be getting stronger with age and there is no end in sight. To quote Patrick, "Music sets my soul free...to hope, to dream, to just be me".
Patrick Sassone is an international recording artist and actor. He has a worldwide fan base and is a writer affiliate with B.M.I. He began his career at the age of five with the accordion and taught himself to play the guitar at the age of fourteen. Patrick was born in Blue Island, Illinois, and grew up in the Chicago area. His first group was called Patrick and the Shamrocks whose members consisted of two cousins, a schoolmate, and himself. They recorded a 45 on Orlyn Records called "Yes, That's What I'm Gonna Do" and were chosen to be an opening act for Country great Billy Walker. Within two years the group disbanded and he formed a group called Society's Children. During this time he had the privilege to meet Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records who had taken an interest in his music. The direction and guidance they gave him has stayed with him his whole life. Patrick was the guitar player and songwriter for “Society’s Children” and the following year they had a regional hit with their record “Mister Genie Man” which is still available today. A couple of years later, Patrick was introduced to Curtis Mayfield at Mayfield’s personal recording studio outside of Chicago. The insight Curtis gave him, as well as the kindness and professionalism he showed, made a life long impression. This group went through many members and disbanded in 1977. Patrick continued to write and perform as a solo artist in the Rock, Country, and Blues genres, which eventually led him back to his musical roots and where he is today.
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