Why do many musicians die at the age of 27? Is it true that popular performers pay tribute to dark forces in exchange for fame and fortune? Behind the popular facades of famous musicians are the strange tales that shape the unseen history of rock ‘n’ roll. R. Gary Patterson has studied this strange history and has uncovered the truth behind many of the legends and curses of rock ‘n’ roll. He shares some of these stories in this interview with George Noory originally webcast February 12, 2014.
R. Gary Patterson is a native Tennessean with a passion for rock and roll. His books, such as The Walrus was Paul, Take a Walk on the Darkside and Hellhounds on their Trail portray many fascinating events that have helped shape the history of music. He also gives lectures on college campuses concerning myths and little-known legends of popular music.