The Patsy Cline Calendar - March
- On March 9, 1916, Patsy's mother Hilda Patterson was born.
- On March 7, 1953, Patsy married Gerald Cline, her senior by eight years.
- In March 1956, the Washington Star described Patsy as "the feminine singing
sensation on Town & Country Jamboree in a cowgirl outfit".
- On March 28, 1957, Patsy and Gerald are divorced. She keeps his last name.
- On March 7, 1960, Decca released the single "Lovesick blues" / "How can I
face tomorrow" (31061).
- Patsy did her last regular performances in New Orleans and Birmingham on
March 2, 1963. After that she was looking forward to two weeks off, before her
next appearance, which was set for March 16, at the Baltimore Civic Center, but
she decided to go to a benefit for a local disc jockey in Kansas City, and
Randy flew her over there on the 3rd for three single-day performances.
- On March 5, 1963, Patsy, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes
are killed in a plane crash on their way from Kansas City back to Nashville.
They were last seen at the airport in Dyersburg, TN, from where the plane took
off at 6:07 PM...
- On March 10, 1963, Patsy is buried in Winchester, VA. "Mourners made a
five-mile traffic jam between city and cemetery".
- In the March 22, 1963 issue of LIFE Magazine, Patsy, Hawk, Cowboy and
Randy were featured in an article entitled "Grand Ole Opry says so long to
four stars". It's a two page layout with pictures about "that stormy night when
a plane took off for Heaven..."
- The EP "Always" / "Crazy arms" / "Does your heart beat for me" / "You took
him off my hands" (Decca ED-2794) was released on March 29, 1965.
- On March 13, 1967, the best selling album "Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits"
(Decca DL-4854/DL-74854) was released.