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- Suzi Quatro In Search of...Patsy Clinehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdm19.jpg2011-12-30T00:00:52ZJoin Suzi Quatro in her quest for the woman behind the myth that is Patsy Cline. She travels to Nashville to talk to the country singer's family, friends and musical colleagues.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/ad82dd72-0df3-4a09-8d7a-1af9c9e80522?clipfocus=p00mwywsSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 12 mins
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Virginia Patterson Hensley (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963), known professionally as Patsy Cline, was an American singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at the age of 30 in a multiple-fatality crash in the private plane of her manager, Randy Hughes.
Cline was best known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contralto voice and her role as a country music industry pioneer. Along with Kitty Wells, she helped pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. Cline was cited as an inspiration by singers in several genres. Books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays document her life and career.
Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht's and Alan Block's "Walkin' After Midnight", Hank Cochran's and Harlan Howard's "I Fall to Pieces", Hank Cochran's "She's Got You", Willie Nelson's "Crazy" and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson's "Sweet Dreams".