Edward Patten

For the United States Congressman, see Edward J. Patten.
Edward Patten
Birth name Edward Roy Patten
Also known as Eddie Patten
Born (1939-08-27)August 27, 1939
Atlanta, Georgia
Died February 25, 2005(2005-02-25) (aged 65)
Livonia, Michigan
Genres R&B, Pop music, Soul music
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter, producer
Associated acts Gladys Knight & the Pips
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parents = Thomas Shelby and Wilhelmina (nee Maxwell) Children = Stephanie A. Patten; Steven A. Patten, MD; Sonya A. Patten; Edward R. Patten, II; Elliott R. Patten; Renee I. Patten

Spouse = Katherine S. Patten (nee Smith) (1956 - 1964); Renee B Patten (1969 -)

Edward Roy "Eddie" Patten (August 27, 1939  February 25, 2005) was an Atlanta, Georgia-born R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. He was lead singer Gladys Knight's first cousin.[1] Along with the group, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.[2]

Patten had diabetes, and died of a stroke at St. Mary's Hospital in Livonia, Michigan, where he resided. He was 65 years old. He is interred at Detroit's historic Woodlawn Cemetery at Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.[1][3]


  1. 1 2 "Edward Patten, 66; Sang With the Pips". The New York Times. February 26, 2005. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  2. "Gladys Knight and the Pips Biography". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  3. "Edward Patten of Gladys Knight & the Pips Dies". Jet. March 14, 2005. Retrieved March 7, 2012.

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