We are deeply saddened to announce that author, rock historian, and frequent C2C guest R. Gary Patterson has passed away.
A native Tennessean, Patterson's first book, The Walrus Was Paul, examined the urban legend that Paul McCartney had died and been replaced with an imposter during the 1960's.
His subsequent works, Hellhounds on Their Trail and Take a Walk on the Dark Side, established Patterson as the preeminent expert on rock music myths, legends, and curses.
An enormously popular Coast guest, Patterson appeared on the program a whopping 36 times and had become a beloved fixture of C2C.
For well over a decade, he delighted Coast listeners with his masterful storytelling and boundless knowledge about legendary musicians and the curious tales that surrounded them.
We are forever thankful for his friendship as well as the tremendous insights he shared with us over the years and are keeping his family and friends in our hearts during this difficult time.