Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate event for today's rock and roll fan: RocK historian/investigator and best-selling author, R. Gary Patterson presents a spellbinding compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban legends about some of the world's most beloved and mysterious pop icons.
TAKE A WALK ON THE DARK SIDE
RocK ‘n Roll Myths, Legends and Curses
Featuring “The Fox Mulder of RocK”, Best-Selling Author
R. Gary Patterson
Special Skype appearances by Leo Lyons, bass player with Ten Years After; Peggy Sue Gerron, close friend of Buddy Holly and the inspiration got the hit songs Peggy Sue and Peggy Sue Got Married; and Bill Harry, lifelong friend of The Beatles and the world’s foremost Beatles authority.
Saturday October 15th, 2016
JJR MacLeod Auditorium,
One King’s College Circle
Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate event for today’s rock and roll fan: RocK historian/investigator and best-selling author, R. Gary Patterson presents a spellbinding compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban legends about some of the world’s most beloved and mysterious pop icons.
In this exclusive live stage presentation Patterson offers up a delectable feast of strange and occasionally frightening rock and roll tales, featuring the ironies associated with the tragic deaths of many rock icons, unsolved murders, and other tales from the “fell clutch of circumstance.”
Beginning with the fateful place where it all started — a deserted country crossroads just outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, where Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil — through the Buddy Holly curse (rock and roll’s first great tragedy) and beyond, Patterson presents some of rock and roll’s most celebrated murders, twists of fate, and decades-long streaks of bad luck that defy rational explanation.
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3:30pm Doors Open 4-7pm Event / Q&A Period 7-8pm Meet & Greet / Book Signing
R. Gary Patterson is a native Tennesseean with a passion for RocK ‘n Roll. He has been called “the self-styled Fox Mulder of Rock and Roll.” In 1996, Patterson published his first book entitledThe Walrus Was Paul: The Great Beatle Death Clues of 1969.” The premise of the book dealt with what may be the strangest hoax in the history of pop music-had Paul McCartney been killed in a car accident and replaced by an imposter? 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. The Walrus Was Paul examined the Beatles’ adventure in urban legenday. It just seemed appropriate that other music legends be examined with all their mystery as well. “Hellhounds on Their Trail” has now become an urban legend itself and is clearly one of the most highly sought after books in rock history.
Gary Patterson’s third publication will be “Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends and Curses” and is due for release in March of 2004 by Simon and Schuster (Fireside Books). This work 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 untimely death at the tender age of 27.
During the last few years, Gary Patterson served as a consultant for VH1 Network’s “VH1 Confidential.” The series highlighted a number of rock music’s most enduring mysteries. A vast majority of these tales were found in Patterson’s “The Walrus Was Paul” and Hellhounds on Their Trail. Patterson appeared in three of the episodes discussing the Paul is Dead rumours of 1969, the Robert Johnson legend, the Curse of 27, and Rock and Roll’s mad geniuses. Gary currently appears in E! Network’s “Doomed to Die: 13 Curses.” This program highlights the strangest events in pop culture history. Today, Patterson is developing other ideas for several new television series dealing with the strange and unexplained history of rock and roll.