Automatic Pilot - About Our Name
San Francisco Chronicle, May 10, 1979
The name Automatic Pilot came from a quote by psychiatrist George
Solomon, from his testimony as defense witness at Dan White's trial
for killing San Francisco mayor George Moscone and gay supervisor
- Solomon said White had "exploded" and was
"sort of on automatic pilot"
at the time of the killings.
Courtroom artist David Newman's website has
a drawing of Dr. George Solomon testifying
Also at Dan White's trial, psychiatrist Martin Blinder provided the famous
registered service mark
of Brown and McQueen Music,
United States Patent and Trademark Office Reg. No. 3,120,407