Tonight, two of the top names in paranormal radio — After Hours AM andAmerica’s Most Haunted — with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen, officially combine forces to become AFTER HOURS AM/AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED!
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R. Gary Patterson is a native Tennessean with a passion for rock ‘n’ roll, its history, legends, and mysteries, and his three books portray many fascinating events that have helped shape popular music history, from Robert Johnson in the ’30s, through current groups making a place for themselves among the legends. For his work, he has been called the “Fox Mulder of rock ‘n’ roll.”
In 1996, Patterson released his first book, The Walrus Was Paul, detailing the facts, rumors, and theories surrounding the notion that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car accident and replaced by an imposter.
An immediate success, Patterson found himself a highly sought after speaker and media guest for all things Beatles, from conventions and fests to syndicated Beatles radio shows like “The Beatle Years,” “Beatle Archives,” “Breakfast With the Beatles,” and “Beatle Brunch.”
Patterson doesn’t just sit at home researching, he gets out on the road and lives his rock ‘n’ roll myths and mysteries. After completing The Walrus Was Paul and discussing the “Paul is Dead” clues, he says, “It seemed only natural to research the greatest myths, legends, and curses in rock ‘n’ roll history. I visited Robert Johnson’s crossroads with some friends shortly after finishing the Paul book and was involved in a series of strange unexplained coincidences. I suppose urban legends always need to be shown proper respect,” he adds.
Shortly thereafter, Patterson released his second work, Hellhounds on Their Trail, continuing his popular theme of rock ‘n’ 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 “27 Club,” whose membership requirement was an untimely death at the tender age of 27.
Patterson’s third book, Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends and Curses, extensively updating and expanding Hellhounds, was released in 2004.