2 AC, 9 Pop (1961) & 2 Country 1962
“Crazy,” penned by singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, was the third top ten hit for the “Queen of Country Crossover — Patsy Cline – the first after her serious 1961 automobile accident.
This classic clip of Patsy is from a 1962 TV performance after the accident: the hair style with headband were to disguise the scar from her surgery.
Patsy started out singing country/rockabilly in the Fifties but my favorites are the latter ballads with lush orchestration spear headed by her then producer Owen Bradley. Co-incidentally these are the songs that contributed to her super-stardom and even though initially she had no love for the song “Crazy” — her interpretation became her signature song.
Gone too soon R.I.P Virginia Patterson Hensley (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963).
- Patsy Cline exhibit coming to Country Music Hall of Fame (blogs.tennessean.com)
- “Always Patsy Cline” with Sally Struthers at Ogunquit Playhouse May 23rd to June 16th (thevalleyvoice.org)
- Patsy Cline and My Very First WIAW (idratherwalk.com)