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Patti Page, famed for hits like "Tennessee Waltz" passed away on New Years Day.
Fox 17 Entertainment Reporter Stacy McCloud explains her many Nashville connections.
unforgettable tunes like "Tennessee Waltz" that made Patti Page the
best selling female singer of the 1950's. "How Much Is That Doggie In
The Window" and "Old Cape Cod" are other songs fans and friends, like
Nashville broadcaster Keith Bilbrey will never forget, "There are
singers that sing the words and carry the tune and then there are those
that interpret it. I've never been to cape cod but I know about it from
Patti Page" says Bilbrey.
During her seven generation career,
Page had one 111 chart hits and 50 albums,19 of them gold. She had her
own TV series on all three major networks, earned a Grammy, has stars on
both the hollywood walk of fame and country music walk of fame and most
recently was scheduled to receive the recording academy's lifetime
achievement award this coming February.
"She was an honest
singer. No bells and whistles, no vocal gymnastics, she sang words not
notes and there is a big difference" says Nashville Producer Jon Vezner.
Page didn't live in Nashville, but did spend a lot of time here.
remember the first track we cut" laughs Vezner, who worked with her on
three of her final albums, "She was a true artist, wasn't manufactured,
no tuning, unbelievable" he says.
Talent aside, those that knew
Page best say that Clara Ann Fowler, as she was named at birth, was a
humble and very kind human being. An interpreter of music that will be
"If you knew her songs and music, you knew Patti Page" says Bilbrey.
Wednesday, January 2 2013, 09:48 PM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
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