Patti Page Dies at 85
Patti Page, one of music's most iconic voices, passed away on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85.
Best known to country fans for her indelible No. 1 hit "Tennessee Waltz," which topped the pop, country and R&B charts all at the same time, Patti was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award. Among her other hits were "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming," "Would I Love You, Love You, Love You" and "Mockingbird Hill."
Patti, the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, celebrated her 50th anniversary as a performer with the 1998 album Live at Carnegie Hall: The 50th Anniversary Concert. The release won a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
At the time of her passing, Patti was set to be honored by the Recording Academy with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
UPDATE Jan. 3, 2013
Patti Page Memorial Information
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
120 Stevens Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Flowers can be sent to:
El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley
5600 Carroll Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92121
Memorial donations can be made to:
Society of Singers, Inc.
26500 W. Agoura Rd., 102-554
Calabasas, CA 91302
Attn: Annual Giving
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404