Patt was raised in a musical family. His dad was Burton Cupp and was a drummer. His mother, Ruth, was a piano player. He also had two brothers, Skippy and Mickey, who both play piano. His sister Ruth (Bea, nick name), sings. He also did vocals and played guitar. He was taught by his dad, to play the tenor guitar (4 strings) which I also used to do tenor banjo Dixieland style. He played music of the thirties when he was five years old and got his first six (6) string guitar when he was eleven years old after playing a stage show in Dierks, Arkansas. Patt. made six dollars and my his dad gave him the rest so he could purchase a guitar which cost fifteen dollars. .
Patt, signed a recording contract with RPM Records.& signed my Record Contract in May 1956. He appeared on stage shows with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, George Jones, Johnny Horton, Johnny Carroll, Tommy Sands, Jim Ed and Maxine Brown and a host of others.
His band was called patt cupp & The Flying Saucers , and created Rockin tunes, "Long Gone Daddy", "Do Me No Wrong", "Baby Come Back", "I Guess It's Meant That Way" "I Won't Remember To Cry" and "That Gal Of Mine".
Pat continued music as a hobby, after the Stint in the navy, but also had to retire due to a profound hearing loss. Before retiring, Pat was an honored guest at Hemsby England in 1995.
he is still rockin on myspace