Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline, (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer.

Patsy Cline

Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, United States, she received her first contract as a country singer in 1953 and, despite her short life, would become one of the most influential singers in history. Cline was the last name of her first husband, Gerald Cline, a construction industry mogul, from whom she married in 1953 and divorced in 1957.

Her breakthrough hit was "Walkin' After Midnight" (1957), written by Don Hecht and Alan Block. She became a mainstay on the country music showcase "Grand Ole Opry" in 1960. Though she began her career recording rockabilly, it became clear that Cline's voice was best suited for pop/country crossover tunes. Some signature songs are "Crazy" (written by Willie Nelson but forever linked to Cline), "She's Got You," "I Fall To Pieces", and "Sweet Dreams."

On June 14, 1961, Patsy Cline and her brother were involved in a head-on car collision. The impact of the accident threw Patsy through the windshield, nearly killing her. Suffering from a jagged cut across her forehead that required stitches, a broken wrist, and a dislocated hip, she spent a month in the hospital. When she left the hospital, her forehead was still visibly scarred.

Cline died in a plane crash at Camden, Tennessee while returning from Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 30, in 1963. On the airplane with her and also killed were three other country music figures who were fairly well-known at the time, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes, and Cowboy Copas. Hughes, then Cline's lover and manager, was the plane's pilot. Country singer Jack Anglin died in an automobile accident while driving to her funeral.

In 1957, Cline married Charles Allen Dick, who worked as a linotype operator for the Winchester Star. They had a daughter, Julia Simadore Dick (1958-; now known as Julie Fudge), and a son, Allen Randolph "Randy" Dick (1961-). Were she alive today, she would have had four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her affair with Randy Hughes, Cline also had an affair with Bill Peer, her first manager. (*The reports of Miss Cline's affairs are personal assumptions from various persons interviewed many years after her death. Most of these interviews were for use in the makings of books and such about Miss Cline. Since most of the parties mention to have been involved in these affairs were deceased, these affairs could not be proven.*) After Cline's death, Charlie Dick married and divorced Jamey Ryan, also a singer, and had a son, Charles Allen Dick, Jr.

Cline is interred in the Shenendoah Memorial Park cemetery, in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia.

Among her many honors, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6160 Hollywood Blvd, she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973, in 1993 she was honored with her image on a United States postage stamp and in 1995, she was awarded posthumously a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 1985 movie Sweet Dreams starring Jessica Lange, is based on her adult life and is said by some familiar with her to be fairly accurate in many respects, although some have disputed its portrayal of her mercurial relationship with second husband Charlie Dick (portrayed in the film by Ed Harris). However, its depiction of the plane crash as occurring in high desert mountains totally unlike any terrain found in West Tennessee is wildly inaccurate.

"I Fall to Pieces" was voted #107 on the RIAA list of the Songs of the Century.

Further reading

  • In The Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music,

Nicholas Dawidoff, Vintage Books, 1998, ISBN 0-375-70082-x


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Nicholas Dawidoff, Vintage Books, 1998, ISBN 0-375-70082-x. Members of his family now perform in his back-up band. "I Fall to Pieces" was voted #107 on the RIAA list of the Songs of the Century. Today, Diamond continues to tour, and still releases new studio and live compilation box sets of his greatest hits, and most recently recorded an album of movie songs. However, its depiction of the plane crash as occurring in high desert mountains totally unlike any terrain found in West Tennessee is wildly inaccurate. In 2000, he was awarded the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The 1985 movie Sweet Dreams starring Jessica Lange, is based on her adult life and is said by some familiar with her to be fairly accurate in many respects, although some have disputed its portrayal of her mercurial relationship with second husband Charlie Dick (portrayed in the film by Ed Harris). This would be the apex of his recording career.

Among her many honors, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6160 Hollywood Blvd, she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973, in 1993 she was honored with her image on a United States postage stamp and in 1995, she was awarded posthumously a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Though the movie was not a blockbuster hit at the box office, the soundtrack was a hugely successful album, spawning the singles "America", "Love On The Rocks", and "Hello Again". Cline is interred in the Shenendoah Memorial Park cemetery, in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia. A movie version of the song (starring Diamond and Streisand) was planned, but plans fell through when Diamond starred in a remake of the Al Jolson classic The Jazz Singer in 1980, opposite Sir Laurence Olivier and Lucie Arnaz. Since most of the parties mention to have been involved in these affairs were deceased, these affairs could not be proven.*) After Cline's death, Charlie Dick married and divorced Jamey Ryan, also a singer, and had a son, Charles Allen Dick, Jr. The popularity of the virtual duet motivated Diamond and Streisand to record the real thing, which became a very large hit in 1978. Most of these interviews were for use in the makings of books and such about Miss Cline. The song was covered by Barbra Streisand on her album Songbird, which led one disc jockey to combine the two in a virtual duet.

(*The reports of Miss Cline's affairs are personal assumptions from various persons interviewed many years after her death. In 1977, he released an album I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight, which included the track "You Don't Bring Me Flowers". In addition to her affair with Randy Hughes, Cline also had an affair with Bill Peer, her first manager. In 1976, he released Beautiful Noise, produced by The Band's Robbie Robertson. Were she alive today, she would have had four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In 1974, he released the album Serenade (songs: "Longfellow Serenade", "I've Been This Way Before"). They had a daughter, Julia Simadore Dick (1958-; now known as Julie Fudge), and a son, Allen Randolph "Randy" Dick (1961-). In 1973, Diamond hopped labels again, this time to Columbia Records, where he recorded the soundtrack to Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

In 1957, Cline married Charles Allen Dick, who worked as a linotype operator for the Winchester Star. "Sweet Caroline" has since become a rallying cry of Red Sox Nation, however unlikely this may seem. Country singer Jack Anglin died in an automobile accident while driving to her funeral. His sound mellowed, with such songs as "Sweet Caroline" and "Song Sung Blue". Hughes, then Cline's lover and manager, was the plane's pilot. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1970, and signed a deal with MCA Records (then called Uni Records). On the airplane with her and also killed were three other country music figures who were fairly well-known at the time, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes, and Cowboy Copas. He signed a deal with Bang! Records, and had a string of singles as the primary performer, including "Kentucky Woman", "Cherry, Cherry", and "Solitary Man".

Cline died in a plane crash at Camden, Tennessee while returning from Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 30, in 1963. When he first auditioned to record, he used the moniker Eice Cherry, but the name did not stick, so he eventually used his real name. When she left the hospital, her forehead was still visibly scarred. He spent his early career as a writer in the Brill Building, and had an early success writing the song "I'm A Believer" for The Monkees. Suffering from a jagged cut across her forehead that required stitches, a broken wrist, and a dislocated hip, she spent a month in the hospital. He learned to play guitar after receiving one as a gift on his 16th birthday. The impact of the accident threw Patsy through the windshield, nearly killing her. Diamond was born and raised in Brooklyn, attending high school with Barbra Streisand (and singing with her in the school choir).

On June 14, 1961, Patsy Cline and her brother were involved in a head-on car collision. Neil Diamond (born Neil Leslie Diamond on January 24, 1941) is a singer/songwriter who has had a number of hits in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and who has maintained a very loyal following with popular live performances to this day. Some signature songs are "Crazy" (written by Willie Nelson but forever linked to Cline), "She's Got You," "I Fall To Pieces", and "Sweet Dreams.". Though she began her career recording rockabilly, it became clear that Cline's voice was best suited for pop/country crossover tunes. She became a mainstay on the country music showcase "Grand Ole Opry" in 1960.

Her breakthrough hit was "Walkin' After Midnight" (1957), written by Don Hecht and Alan Block. Cline was the last name of her first husband, Gerald Cline, a construction industry mogul, from whom she married in 1953 and divorced in 1957. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, United States, she received her first contract as a country singer in 1953 and, despite her short life, would become one of the most influential singers in history. Patsy Cline, (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer.

In The Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music,
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