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Phast Phreddie Patterson

Phast Phreddie Patterson

Founded L.A.'s BACK DOOR MAN in 1975, paving the way for the punk rock/new wave scene of the late '70s. Since then he has written for SLASH, the LA WEEKLY, NEW YORK ROCKER, ROCK SCENE and BILLBOARD. He has managed acts, written songs and sung in bands. He's a poet, a painter, a recovering alcoholic and a connoisseur of fine '60s soul records. He lives in Brooklyn.

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The Animals: Grim Reporter - July 2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, July 2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: Hank Ballard 1927-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

RHYTHM & BLUES singer Hank Ballard (76) died of throat cancer on March 2 at his home in Los Angeles. His chief claim to ...

Adam Faith, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: The Grim Reporter April 2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

Homer Banks 1941-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

SOUL SINGER and songwriter Homer Banks (61) died of cancer in Memphis on April 4. Banks achieved most of his fame from writing songs ...

Earl King, Edwin Starr, Homer Banks, Little Eva, Nina Simone: The Grim Reporter May 2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

The Bee Gees, T. Rex: The Grim Reporter February 2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, February 2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant: Felice Bryant 1925-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

SONGWRITER FELICE BRYANT (77) died of cancer at her home in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on April 22. She and her husband Boudleaux Bryant were very ...

June Carter Cash 1929-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

COUNTRY SINGER June Carter Cash (73) died in Nashville on May 15 of complications from heart surgery. She was the daughter of country legend ...

Don & Dewey, June Carter Cash, Mars, Noel Redding: The Grim Reporter

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, June 2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

The Clovers, The Coasters, Lonnie Donegan, Run DMC: The Grim Reporter December 2002

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, December 2002

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

Don & Dewey: Dewey Terry 1937-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

ROCK’N’ROLL PIONEER Dewey Terry (65) died of a brain tumor on May 11 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He had been ...

Teddy Edwards 1924-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

BEBOP SAXOPHONIST Teddy Edwards (78) died of prostate cancer on April 20 in Los Angeles. During the '40s, he was a top draw on ...

Adam Faith 1940-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

BRITISH POP STAR and actor Adam Faith (Terrence Nelhams, 62) died of a heart attack on March 8 in Stoke-on-Trent, England, where he was appearing ...

The Flamin' Groovies: Flamin’ Groovies: Now

Review by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Waxpaper, 1978

NOW. That’s the title of the new Flamin’ Groovies album. Which is very ironic because the album just doesn’t sound like "Now." I dare anyone ...

Richard Harris: The Grim Reporter

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, November 2002

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten. ...

Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding: Noel Redding 1945-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

NOEL REDDING (57) was found dead at his home in Clonakity, Ireland on May 11. No cause of death has been reported. He ...

The Hollywood Stars, Iggy Pop, The New Order (US), The Runaways: The LA Rock Explosion

Overview by Phast Phreddie Patterson, New York Rocker, February 1976

IN THE BEGINNING... ...

Earl King 1934-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

NEW ORLEANS bluesman Earl King (69) died from diabetes related complications on April 17 at St. Charles General Hospital in New Orleans. He was ...

Little Eva 1943-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

SINGER LITTLE EVA (59) died of cervical cancer at a hospital in Kinston, North Carolina on April 10. She was born Eva Narcissus Boyd on ...

Joe Strummer, The Lovin' Spoonful, Stereolab: The Grim Reporter January 2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, January 2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

Mars' Sumner Crane 1946-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

NEW YORK ART rocker Sumner Crane (56) died of lymphoma at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan on April 14. He was a member the ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Grim Reporter March 2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

The Ramones: In-a-Gadda-da-Gabba-Gabba-Hey!!

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2001

The former leader of Thee Precisions and editor of Back Door Man pays personal tribute ...

Little Johnny Taylor, Tim Rose: The Grim Reporter November 2002

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, November 2002

Phast Phreddie Patterson on those gone but not forgotten ...

Edwin Starr 1942-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

SOUL SINGER Edwin Starr (61) died of a heart attack at his home in central England on April 2. Edwin Starr was one of Soul ...

Joe Strummer 1952-2002

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Holly Gleason, Rock's Backpages, December 2002

PHAST PHREDDIE PATTERSON and HOLLY GLEASON pay tribute ...

Othar Turner 1907-2003

Obituary by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Rock's Backpages, March 2003

BAMBOO CANE FIFE player and drummer Othar Turner (94) died of a heart condition on February 27 at one of his daughters’ home in Gravel ...

Van Halen's Back Door Rock'n'Roll

Profile and Interview by Phast Phreddie Patterson, Waxpaper, 1978

THE CHURCH DON’T KNOW WHAT THE PARKING LOT UNDERSTANDS ...

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Phast Freddie's Hollywood (Circa 1973-1983)

Guide by Phast Phreddie Patterson, unpublished, October 1996

"There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to...."* ...

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