Born: 1940 March 2 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: 2012 November 28 in San Francisco, California, United States
Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry. Who's Who incorrectly gives his birthplace as Spain.
His Algernon Backwash pen name has its own Who's Who listing: bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=BACKWASH%2C+ALGERNON
Not to be confused with the Manuel Rodriguez that was born in Spain in 1973.