Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Late Great Patsy Cline

It started with a 5 tube A M radio with a dark brown wood case. This radio belonged to my brother and when he was away I tuned across the dial to hear the sounds of WSM, WLW, WOWO, and others. One of my favorite singers was Patsy Cline. I loved her songs and do till this day, but I didn't really know of her life. With a few clicks at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, told all. Below is the first few paragraphs. Read the full article at Wikipedia. There are most of her hit songs placed on YouTube, just do a search to find them. Here is one of her best:

Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963), born Virginia Patterson Hensley, was an American country music singer who enjoyed pop music crossover success during the era of the Nashville sound in the early 1960s. Since her death at age 30 in a 1963 private airplane crash at the height of her career, she has been considered one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Cline was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive bold contralto voice,[1] which, along with her role as a mover and shaker in the country music industry, has been cited as an inspiration by many vocalists of various music genres. Her life and career have been the subject of numerous books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays. Her hits included "Walkin' After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", "She's Got You", "Crazy" and "Sweet Dreams". Posthumously, millions of her albums have sold over the past 50 years and she has been given numerous awards, which have given her an iconic status with some fans similar to that of legends Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Ten years after her death, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.