November 8, 1927 ~ January 1, 2013
In my opinion, Patti Page had one of the most beautiful voices of all time. It was flawless and silky. Her rendition of The Tennessee Waltz has always been one of my favorite songs.
Born Clara Ann Fowler but after being publicized as Patti Page for a program sponsored by Page Milk, she decided to keep the name. She was 18 years old at the time and featured on KTUL radio station located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Patti’s first hit was Confess in 1948, coming in at #12. In 1950 she hit the #1 spot with All My Love and her first million dollar seller was With My Eyes Wide Open I’m Dreaming. Patti went on to sell over 100 million records over her decade long career. She recorded over 100 albums of which 3 became certified gold. Out of her 160 singles, 84 made billboard top 40. Her biggest hit of her career was The Tennessee Waltz. Guess I wasn’t the only one who loved that song!
Patti also appeared on television shows and films.
Although she pretty much stopped recording in 1968, Patti continued to perform during the 1990’s.
In 1997 Patti was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and In 2013, she was honored, posthumously, with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
Claremore, Oklahoma named a street after her, Patti Page Blvd.
Patti Page died at the age of 85.
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