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Patsy Cline

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Patsy Cline at Four Star Records in March 1957

Source: Wikipedia

Virginia Patterson Hensley (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963), known professionally as Patsy Cline, was an American singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at the age of 30 in a multiple-fatality crash in the private plane of her manager, Randy Hughes.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Virginia Patterson Hensley
  • Also known as: Ginny, Patsy
  • Born: September 8, 1932 Gore, Virginia, U.S.
  • Died: March 5, 1963 (aged 30) near Camden, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Genres: Nashville sound, country, traditional pop, rockabilly, country pop, honky tonk, swing, gospel
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano
  • Years active: 1947–1963
  • Labels: Four Star, Decca
  • Associated acts: Kitty Wells, Jean Shepard, Jimmy Dean, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Skeeter Davis, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Jan Howard, Dottie West, Willie Nelson

Read more about Patsy Cline at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Billboard, 2019-11-21 20:03:08
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Billboard, 2019-10-16 19:00:07
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