The Patsy Cline Calendar - November

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  • In November 1947 Ginny enrolled in the eighth grade at Sydney Gore High School in Gore, where the family lived during the following years, and she started ninth grade in Gore. But after six weeks she withdrew, and in December 1948, the record shows she enrolled in Handley High School in Winchester. She dropped out shortly thereafter, but there was no formal withdrawal. She simply never went back to school again.

  • In November 1954 Cohen was not sufficiently impressed by Adelman demo tape; A demo session was scheduled at the Decca studio in New York for November 1954. McCall sent Patsy a batch of 4 Star copyrights to learn.

  • On November 5, 1955, Patsy's second single, "Hidin' out" / "Turn the cards slowly" was released on the Coral label (Coral 61523).

  • On November 8, 1956, Patsy was in the studio, recording "Walkin' after midnight", "The heart you break may be your own", "Pick me up on your way down" and "A poor man's roses".

  • In November 1957 "Walkin After Midnight" garnered a handful of awards for Patsy at the 1957 Deejay Convention, held the weekend of November 15 and 16; She took home Billboard's "Most Promising Country & Western Female Artist", and Music Vendor's "Greatest Achievement in Records". Patsy wore a glamorous satin sheath dress, high heels and sweptback hairdo a'la Ava Gardner to the proceedings.

  • The single "I don't wanta" / "Then you'll know" (Decca 30504) was released on November 18, 1957.

  • On November 16, 1960, Patsy recorded "I fall to pieces", "Shoes" and "Lovin' in vain".

  • Patsy appeared on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" on November 8, 1961.

  • On November 16, 1961, Patsy and her family moved to Nashville.

  • On November 27, 1961, the album "Patsy Cline Showcase" (Decca DL-4202) was released. The album was first promoted as "I fall to pieces", but the title was changed to "Showcase".

  • It was at the Country Music Festival that Opry management negotiated the first ever Opry package show to play at Carnegie Hall, on November 29, 1961. The program was heavily weighted in favor of country crooners: Patsy, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Faron Young and the Jordanaires. Patsy wore a fitted dark blue shirtwaist, one of a handful out of the same pattern made by Hilda in different colors and fabrics. It was a new style she'd adopted as part of her crossover makeover. A single white orchid adorned the dress above her breast. She did a twenty-minute version of her show, including her hits, filler from the album and a few standards like "Lovesick Blues" and "Bill Bailey".

  • November 1962: The 1962 annual Country Music Festival was held the weekend of November 9 and 10.

  • Patsy was compelled to play Vegas. Patsy was booked into the Mint on November 23, 1962. She played Vegas until December 8th. The Vegas money would be the best of Patsy's career: $1000 a day.

  • The album "That's how a heartache begins" (Decca DL-4586) was released on November 2, 1964.

  • On November 9, 1964, Decca released the EP "Someday you'll want me to want you" / "Faded love" / "When you need a laugh" / "I'll sail my ship alone" (ED 2770).

  • Decca released the single "I love you so much, it hurts" / "Seven lonely days" (Decca 25686) on November 8, 1965.

  • The single "Anytime" / "In care of the blues" (Decca 25744) was released on November 11, 1968.

  • In November 1980, MCA released the single "I fall to pieces" / "True love" (MCA 51038).