Old Cape Cod: Patti Page

Patti Page died on New Year’s Day in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85.

“Tennessee Waltz” scored the rare achievement of reaching No. 1 on the pop, country and R&B charts simultaneously and was officially adopted as one of two official songs by the state of Tennessee. Its reach was so powerful, six other artists reached the charts the following year with covers. Patti Page became the first singer to have television programs on all three major networks, including “The Patti Page Show” on ABC. Page never kept track, but was told late in life that she’d recorded more than 1,000 songs. “I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing,” she said in a 1999 interview. “And things snowballed.”

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5 Comments on “Old Cape Cod: Patti Page”

  1. SloPappy Says:

    she was a good singer and lived close by me RIP Pat

  2. Bob Says:

    So, where is “How much is that doggy in the window”? 🙂
    That was mine and my sister’s favorite song when we were little kids back in the early 50s.

    • Kat Says:

      Bob,
      I was going to post that but then i did some looking and found out how big a song The Tennessee Waltz was for her so I chose that one.


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