The Patsy Cline Calendar - June
- June 1954, Billboard uses and misspells Patsy's name as "Patsy Kline".
- On June 1, 1955, Patsy did her first session, recording "Hidin' out",
"Turn the cards slowly", "A church, a courtroom, and then goodbye" and
"Honky tonk merry go round". The last two made her first single, and the first
two made her second, both on the Coral label (61464 and 61523).
- Patsy came to Nashville on June 16, 1956, to appear as a special guest on
the prestigious PA segment of the "Grand Ole Opry". She was introduced by
"Little" Jimmy Dickens whom Patsy, at five foot eight inches in her slanty
heeled cowgirl boots, towered over. She sang "A church..." and "I've loved
and lost again", the forthcoming release.
- The house at which Patsy is married to Charlie on Sep 15, 1957, is deeded
to Hilda Patterson, Patsy's mother, in a conveyance dated June 21, 1957.
- Decca released the single "Come on in" / "Let the teardrops fall" on June
- On June 4, 1960, Patsy performs on "Ozark Jubilee". Songs included are
"Lovesick blues", "How can I face tomorrow", "I'm hog tied over you" with
Cowboy Copas, "Rubeun, Rubeun" with Eddy Arnold, Copas and June Vali.
- On June 7, 1960, she performs on "Country Style USA". She sings "When
your house is not a home".
- Patsy appeared at the Opry on June 12, 1960, wearing a clinging western
blouse and gold lamé trousers, and caused an absolute uproar... She was
told to stick to dresses... Later that month she felt unwell, went to the
doctor, and learned about little Randy's impending arrival...
- On June 9, 1961, Patsy performed at the Winchester Drive-In Theatre,
standing on a Coca-Cola concession stand. She sang before a bumper-to-bumper
crowd. But some boos were uttered, some horns were blown, and in a bit of
unconscionable rudeness, shots of the following week's attractions were put
on while Patsy was still singing...
- June 13, 1961, Patsy, her children, her mother, and her brother and
sister, journey to Nashville because Hilda, John and sis wanted to see the
"Grand Ole Opry". And the following day...
- June 14, 1961, it was raining in Nashville. Patsy's brother John drove
Patsy to a nearby shopping center to buy buttons, ribbons and thread
to mend one of her custumes. It was just after 4:30 pm when they headed home
in a storm on a two-lane road. As they rounded a hill, the driver of an
oncoming car pulled out to pass another vehicle... On impact, Patsy was
catapulted through the windshield and over the hood of the car... She was
admitted to Madison Hospital in critical condition. Her scalp nearly peeled
off. A deep gash dissected her face beginning at the hairline on the right
side, through the right eyebrow, a quarter inch from the eye, across the
bridge of her nose, through the left eyebrow and curved up to her hairline
on the left side. Her hip was dislocated, her wrist was broken, and she had
lost a lot of blood... In the days and weeks following the accident, Patsy
was attended nearly every day by Reverend Jay Alford, pastor of the First
Assembly Church of God in her parish in Madison.
(It was during this stay in the hospital that Patsy heard
Loretta Lynn sing "I fall to pieces" on the radio from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, dedicating it
to Patsy. Patsy sent Charlie down to tell Loretta that she wanted to meet her,
and that was the beginning of a friendship that unfortunately only was allowed
to last just under two years... But ever since, Loretta has shown that she
loves Patsy very much, and she honors Patsy's memory in a big way, still
singing Patsy's songs in her concerts... Thanks, Loretta!)
- The Johnny Cash Show was booked at the Hollywood Bowl on June 15, 1962,
and was billed as the kickoff event in a "Shower of Star" tour that, after
L.A., played dates in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Patsy, Don Gibson, Leroy
van Dyke, The Tennessee Three, Gordon Terry, Johnny Western and June Carter
were booked for the tour, and the Bowl concert was augmented by a number of
special guest stars, including The Carter Family, Faron Young, George Riddle,
Walter Brennan, Stewart Hamblen and Gene Autry, for a total of 42 people
onstage that night. Hilda sat in the audience to witness Patsy's triumph.
Charlie was there, too, as was Randy Hughes. Patsy got $750 for the date.
- On June 10, 1963, Decca released the EP containing "Dear God" / "He will
do for you" / "Just a closer walk with Thee" and "Life's railway to heaven"
- On June 25, 1973, MCA released the single "I fall to pieces" / "He called
me baby" (MCA 60062).