Thursday, January 3, 2013

Patti Page (1927-2013)

It has come to my attention that one of the most beloved singers of the pre-rock era has passed away.

Patti Page, best known for songs like "Allegheny Moon" & "The Tennessee Waltz", passed away less than 2 months after marking her 85th birthday. You've seen a clip of a video for "Waltz" on the Time-Life informercial hawking their Golden Age of Country CD set. In memory of Ms. Page, burlable449 uploaded the complete video of "Waltz" to YouTube:

Rest in peace, Patti.


magicdog said...

Truly a great loss!

I have her CD's and a few iTunes classics as well. My mom used to sing the "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" song when we were little!

Her version of Tennasee Waltz is often considered the definitive version (I have hers and a version by Les Paul & Mary Ford) and it still sounds heartbreaking.

Of course these days, Patti would have had a meeting in the ladies room with her "friend"!!

hobbyfan said...

Not gonna go there.

"Doggie" would probably play more as a song for children, and, as such, a candidate for a Kidz Bop CD......