Bob Patton Dies

Bob Patton, who promoted and booked James Brown for many years, died in Atlanta Oct. 7 after suffering an aortic aneurysm.

Patton, 70, began his career at Dayton, Ohio, radio station WDOH in 1964, and went to work for the Godfather of Soul four years later.

Patton had personal and professional relationships with such legends as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B King and Isaac Hayes, also booking artists for “American Bandstand,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.