Carroll began her entertainment career at age eight when she started taking singing and dancing lessons. Appearances on children's TV shows followed by the time she was eleven years old. She continued by appearing in musical comedy shows such as Carnival and Bye Bye Birdie.
In the mid 1960s Carroll and her friend Olivia Newton-John, formed a singing duo called Pat and Olivia (see YouTube). Having won a song contest in Melbourne, they travelled to the United Kingdom. They achieved some success there on TV and in the clubs. After a period of performing there, Carroll's visa expired, forcing her to return to Australia where she would eventually marry ex-Strangers member, John Farrar. Newton-John stayed on and launched her own international career.
Carroll released a number of singles with W&G Records and Interfusion during the 1960s and early 1970s most of which failed to chart. Her most successful single in Australia was her cover of Dana's 1970 Eurovision winner "All Kinds of Everything". However Carroll's best known single is "To the Sun" on account of its featuring Cliff Richard on backing vocals.
In about 1970, Farrar quit the Strangers and with Carroll, returned to London. During 70s and 80s, she often sang backing vocals on Olivia Newton-John's albums.
Currently living in Malibu (USA) with husband John Farrar: her 1st son Sam Farrar (born 29 June 1978) is the bass player for American rock'n'roll band Phantom Planet. Her 2nd son Max Farrar is the keyboardist/guitarist for the rock 'n' roll band Azura
John Farrar born on 8 November 1946 in Melbourne Australia) is a music producer, songwriter, music arranger, singer andguitarist who is best known for his work with Olivia Newton-John with whom he wrote and produced many hit songs.
Farrar is a former member of several groups including The Shadows, Marvin Welch & Farrar, The Strangers and The Mustangs. He is also the father of Phantom Planet bassist Sam Farrar as well as Azura Guitarist/Keyboardist Max Farrar.