Edward Patten of the Pips, an R&B Legend Edward Patten, a member of Gladys Knight's Pips vocal backup, died last week of complications from a stroke. He was 65. NPR's Christopher Johnson spoke with Edward Patten's friend and fellow Pip Bubba Knight.

Edward Patten of the Pips, an R&B Legend

Edward Patten of the Pips, an R&B Legend

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Edward Patten, a member of Gladys Knight's Pips vocal backup, died last week of complications from a stroke. He was 65. NPR's Christopher Johnson spoke with Edward Patten's friend and fellow Pip Bubba Knight.