PAT UPTON - Geraldine, Alabama
-Leader of Pop group Spiral Starecase
-Wrote hit "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday"
-In 1969, "More Today Than Yesterday" charted #12 in the Billboard Hot 100, (in Cash Box, it reached #7) but sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.
- "More Today Than Yesterday" has been widely covered by, among others, Sonny and Cher, Diana Ross and the band Goldfinger, and was featured in the 1991 film My Girl, on the soundtrack of The Waterboy in 1998, and in an episode of Ally McBeal entitled Silver Bells.
-After the breakup of the Spiral Starecase Upton worked as a session musician in, Los Angeles, eventually working with Ricky Nelson
-In the late 1970's he toured with Rick Nelson's band as a backup vocalist
-He died on August 17, 2008