Patti Dahlstrom

Patti Dahlstrom is an American singer–songwriter who released a 1972 self-titled album on UNI Records, followed by the 1973–76 albums The Way I Am, Your Place or Mine, and Livin’ It Thru on 20th Century.

She wrote “No One’s Gonna Be a Fool Forever,” a 1972 MoWest a-side by Thelma Houston, who also recorded Patti’s “What If” and “I’m Letting Go.” The Way I Am features “Emotion,” covered by Helen Reddy (Billboard No. 22, 1974), Orion, and Shirley Bassey. Patti’s songs also prompted versions by Lyn Christopher (“Weddin'”), Hodges, James & Smith (“He Did Me Wrong, But He Did It Right”), Severin Browne (“Beginning to Believe”), and Lovequake (“Running Outta’ World”).

Patti Dahlstrom was born on March 24, 1947, in Houston, Texas. One of five children, she aspired to a songwriting career from an early age. At twenty, she moved to Los Angeles and found work under Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. She formed a writing partnership with Severin Browne, the brother of Jackson Browne.

  • Patti Dahlstrom (1972)
  • The Way I Am (1973)
  • Your Place or Mine (1975)
  • Livin’ It Thru (1976)


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