posted on Sep, 22 2014 @ 01:53 PM
Interested in the strange, paranormal and bizarre? Enjoy rock n' roll!? Live anywhere near Toronto, Canada? You'll probably want to make the trek on
Saturday November 8th as R. Gary Patterson makes an appearance. He'll be interviewed, there will be a Q&A, and he'll be signing books and taking
photos once the event has wrapped up.
For those of you unsure as to who this man is... R. Gary Patterson is a native Tennessean with a passion for rock n' roll. His works portray many
fascinating events that helped shape musical history from Robert Johnson through current groups making a place for themselves among rock n' roll’s
standing legends. In 1996, Patterson released his first book entitled "The Walrus Was Paul." Immediately, the book became highly sought after.
Beatlefest catalog proclaimed "The Walrus Was Paul" as one of its best selling titles of the year. Due to the instant success of the book, Patterson
found himself as a highly sought after radio personality. He appeared on all the syndicated Beatle radio shows including Westwood One’s “The
Beatle Years,” ABC Radio’s “Beatle Archives,” the “Breakfast With the Beatles” programs from NY to LA, and Joe Johnson’s “Beatle
Brunch.” International shows were broadcast throughout Canada, Great Britain on the BBC, Australia, and Radio Caroline in New Zealand. He has
appeared at numerous national Beatle conventions including “Beatlefests” in NY and Chicago, and other Beatle conventions in Orlando, Philadelphia,
Cleveland, Atlanta, and Nashville.
Shortly thereafter, Patterson released his second work, "Hellhounds on Their Trail." In this work, Patterson continued with his popular theme of
rock and roll’s enduring myths and legends. Hellhounds on Their Trail begins with Robert Johnson waiting at the Crossroads just outside Clarksdale,
Mississippi to make his deal with Old Scratch. Other chapters focus on hidden messages in rock, Jimmy Page and the Zeppelin Curse, strange fatal
coincidences in the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd bands, and a discussion of an exclusive group of musicians who were members of “The Club,”
whose only membership requirement was their untimely death at the tender age of 27.
Patterson’s third book was released by Simon and Schuster's Fireside Books on July 13, 2004. It is called "Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and
Roll Myths,Legends and Curses."
Patterson’s radio appearances continue to grow beyond the Beatles shows and enjoys being a regular guest on Coast-to-Coast AM. Gary continues
consulting for many of rock radio’s premier stations nationwide, and spends some of his time lecturing on college campuses. Many lectures concern
myths and little-known legends of popular music, and for his research in this field, R. Gary Patterson has been called “the self-styled Fox Mulder
of Rock n' Roll.”
Anyhow, hopefully I'll see some of you there.