Skip to comments.Patti Page, 85 passes.....
Posted on 01/03/2013 3:34:55 AM PST by Doogle
Patti Page, best known for such hits as "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window," passed away on New Year's Day. She was 85.
The legendary songstress, dubbed "The Singing Rage," was the top-selling female artist of the 1950s and sold more than 100 million records during her illustrious career.
Page also had 24 top 10 songs, including four that reached No.1 on the charts.
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She had a beautiful voice.
I believe she was the original developer of dubbing recordings of herself.
Singing a duet with herself.
Rest in Peace Beautiful Lady...
For us senior FReepers, It is sad to see the old greats pass, but also a bit discomforting to realize that they were the same age, or only a bit older then we are.
One of my relatives got to meet Ms. Page years ago after a concert. She described Ms. Page as a very lovely person, nothing like the usual stereotype of the self-absorbed star.
Rest in peace, Ms. Page.
Patti will be missed.
I purchased a CD of her songs only 3 weeks ago.
RIP. Back when a star made it on her voice and not her propensity to be a slut.
One of my favorites was her 1957 recording of “Old Cape Cod.”
What a song!!!!!
Yes, it was! I remember it well.
Go to wktz.jones.edu & listen online.
“Old Cape Cod” is a regular on their playlist.
She was a touring jazz/pop singer in the late 1940s, singing night after night in nightclubs and bars filled with recently demobilized servicemen: don't harbor any illusions about how that world worked.
She had a great voice, but a great voice alone didn't guarantee you a recording contract either then or now.
She was no shrinking violet.
...like watching her ghost and that haunting song...made it like a scene in a Stephen King movie. (remember Fred and Ginger in "The Green Mile?")
“She was a touring jazz/pop singer in the late 1940s, singing night after night in nightclubs and bars filled with recently demobilized servicemen: don’t harbor any illusions about how that world worked.”
She had a great voice, but a great voice alone didn’t guarantee you a recording contract either then or now.”
It is very easy to be a cane-waving old man and declare how the world has gone to hell nowadays, but you’re foolish if you think things were better back then. Hollywood has always been decadent and Bob Hope, the Rat Pack, Crosby, all those guys were not paragons of virtue in any way. They smoked, drank, and abused women like there was no tomorrow.
And I’m sure you’ve heard of how the Comic Book Code was created in the 50s because people complained comics were promoting an epidemic of juvenile delinquency.
BS.....they we're men of honor.....compared to the creeps and homos we have today.
Smoked.....drank?.....good for them..... I love my bourbon and fine cigars.
“BS.....they we’re men of honor.....compared to the creeps and homos we have today”
Oh ho, no they weren’t. The only difference between them and today’s celebs is that they kept it covered up a little more (or more correctly that the press kept it covered for them)
Like I heard this story about how Bob Hope was on a plane flight and he asked some girl to perform oral sex on him and she was like “Ok.” until he whipped out his manhood which was all scabby and covered with sores from the assorted STDs he had. She was pretty grossed out, but did it anyway.
And there’s plenty of equally bad stories about Frank Sinatra. So let’s be completely honest with ourselves, take off our nostalgia goggles, and admit that...you know.