News from 1996
Dec 1996: I have now
divided the guestbook into two separate pages. The main page of course contains
the newest entries, and you have a link to the older entries both at the top
and at the bottom of the main guestbook page. I will keep a maximum of around
1500 lines on each page, and this means that in the future there will be three
pages, and so on. The reason for this is of course to get the main page to
load more quickly, since the fans that come back regularly are mainly only
interested in the newer entries. But no entries will be deleted! Note: The
entry from Julie Fudge is now on the "older" page, while the entry from Charlie
Dick still is on the main page.
Dec 1996: Wow! Patsy's
husband, Charlie Dick, has visited this site and has written in the guestbook!!!
This is a great honor! Now both Charlie and Julie have been here... Nice! Both of
you, welcome back!
Dec 1996: Faron Young,
who originally recorded "Sweet dreams", died of a self-inflected gunshot wound
on the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec 10. Faron Young appeared together with Patsy,
Jim Reeves, Minnie Pearl, Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones, Marty Robbins, and The
Jordanaires, at the Carnegie Hall concert on Nov 29, 1961. Info courtesy of
Nov 1996: This is old
news for some, but maybe some of you don't know about it: In Sep 1993 a
stamp was released, with Patsy's name and
picture on it. It would be nice to have that stamp, so if anyone is willing
to contribute one, please e-mail me!
Nov 1996: This may
interest no one, but I have just managed to buy a copy of Patsy's "Sentimentally
yours" LP, and I'm rather happy about it. I have also bought a few more 7"
singles and a 7" promotion EP. All records I have are listed on the main page.
Nov 1996: Gosh...
Patsy's daughter Julie has been to the site, and has written in the guestbook!!!
As the maker of this site, I consider that a great honor... Go to the
guestbook and read!
Oct 1996: On the 28th
I got my copy of the "Always... Patsy Cline" CD from 1995, starring Mandy
Barnett as Patsy and Tere Myers as Louise Seger. I can only say one thing:
The show is fantastic! It's too bad that I couldn't see it, but just hearing
it isn't bad either... Mandy Barnett is absolutely wonderful as Patsy... And
Tere's story telling as Louise is bound to give you a few laughs... But when
Mandy sings "Sweet dreams" and "Crazy", it's hard to keep the tears away, and
when they come to the end of the show, when Tere is reading the first letter
that Louise got from Patsy, and Mandy is singing "Faded love", then it's
impossible to keep the tears away... It's a terrific show! If you, like me,
haven't gotten the chance to see it, at least get this CD and listen to it...
You won't regret it... It's on MCA records, MCAD-11205.
Oct 1996: I have
added some more text on the main page, under "Patsy's recording career", about
the recording of "Crazy".
Oct 1996: On the 22nd
I got a very nice gift in the mail, an autographed book called "Patsy Cline -
Singing girl from the Shenandoah Valley", from the authors Stuart E. Brown, Jr. and
Lorraine F. Myers. I have altered some of the text on the main page due to the
facts in this book, and I have also added a few very nice pictures under the
"Pictures of Patsy Cline" section. Thank you very much for the nice gift, Stuart
and Lorraine!! If you would like more info about this book, send your mailing
address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 1996: On the
12th I got this letter from Pat Spicer (slightly edited):
"You mention Patsy Cline
sound alikes. Have none of your website visitors had the pleasure of attending
the Patsy Cline tribute by Gail Bliss? She has been performing here in Toronto,
Canada since June and I have been to her show twice. She is absolutely great
and really brings Patsy back to life. It is a most amazing show, with song and
story inter-twined. She plays Toronto until sometime in November and I have no
idea where the show goes from there. Any Patsy Cline fan in the southern
Ontario region should not miss this show. I guarentee you'll have goose-bumps
during most of the songs! (Her singing of 'Just a Closer Walk with Thee' is
About Gail Bliss: Gail Bliss is a vocalist, saxophonist, songwriter and
actress whose musical tastes range from country to jazz, swing, pop and
blues. A native of Grants Pass, Oregon, she was selected from over 600 women
for the title role in the first U.S. national tour of 'A Closer Walk with
Patsy Cline'. Gail played Patsy Cline in the 1995 award winning Branson
production of 'Patsy!' in which she was voted Best New Female Vocalist.
She recently released her own album 'Gail Bliss and Patsy Cline'".
Thanks for the info, Pat! Here you
have a web site about the show in Toronto.
Oct 1996: I got a
word from Sue Wilden saying that the latest catalog from BMG Music (used to
be RCA Music) has the Patsy Cline 4 CD-box set on sale for 19.99 USD! With
shipping and tax it should come to around 26 USD. Thanks, Sue!
Oct 1996: On the 8th
I added a picture of Patsy under the "Pictures" section, showing her riding a
car at a festival in 1956. The photo was sent to me, and is courtesy of Harold
Madagan at Gaunt's Drug Store in Winchester.
Oct 1996: Well, as
you might have seen, Jimmy Walker wrote in the guestbook about another (small)
Patsy site that unfortunately has almost the same URL
(http://www.patsycline.com/) as my
official site. I hope that they will add a link to my site, so that people that
mix the addresses up can find the place they want to go to... The other site has
a map that shows the Patsy related places in Winchester.
Oct 1996: On the 4th
I tried to run Internet Explorer 2.1 for the first time, and then I discovered
that these pages doesn't always look as they should in Internet Explorer... I
have always used Netscape and the pages look as they should when using Netscape
2.0 or later. Therefore I have today tried to update the pages so that they
shall look alright in both Netscape and IE. The differences that I have
discovered so far have to do with how the browsers handle lists, font colors
and tables (the menu buttons on the main page is much wider in IE than in
Netscape). There may still be some faults in the colors when running IE, but
I will try to correct that as soon as possible. It's strange that no one has
said anything, but I suppose that most people use Netscape... And maybe IE 3.0
is more compatible with Netscape than 2.1... I can't try IE 3.0, since I don't
have Windows 95 or NT...
Oct 1996: On the 3rd I got an e-mail
from Kent Florence:
"I saw a concert called 'A musical tribute to Patsy Cline'
last weekend. The Jordanaires were there with a woman named Sharon Haynes who
played Patsy. I had never heard of her before. The Jordanaires have said that
she is the closest thing to Patsy they have seen or heard. I think she sounds
alot like Patsy. Someone who has listened to her more could probably tell more
of a difference than I can. I think she sounded more like Patsy in person than
on the tape I bought after the show. It sounds like it was hastily made".
Thanks for the info, Kent!
Oct 1996: On the 1st I got the
following information from Wayne:
"April 3rd, 1997, 'A closer walk with Patsy
Cline' will begin in Nashville, TN, at the Texas Troubadour Theatre. Terri
Williams has been selected to portray Patsy. Terri started her career at Opryland
USA in Nashville. Then she moved her talents to Branson, where she was a feature
performer on the Mo Bandy Show. 'Country Music Magazine' said she was the 'best
female voice in Branson'. 'A closer walk with Patsy Cline' chronicles Patsy's
life from the time she first performed on radio as a teenager, up until the
tragic accident in 1963. Charlie Dick, Patsy's husband, says: 'No one will leave
disappointed. At the intimate Texas Troubadour Theatre it will be a big success.
It's a must see!'. For more information about 'A closer walk with Patsy Cline',
call (615)885-0028." Thanks for the info, Wayne!
Sep 1996: On the 18th I added some
text under "Patsy's life" on the main page.
Sep 1996: Jimmy Walker has contributed
some useful information in the guestbook.
Check it out. There is a fund raiser called "Buy a brick for
Patsy", that the Chamber of Commerce is helping with through a subcommitee.
Contact Julie Armel for the best info. Address: Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc,
1360 Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA 22604. Phone: 1-800-662-1360 or
504-662-4135. They are trying to open a museum that will feature Patsy, and
maybe also civil war history. They hope to have it opened in 1997. Thanks for
the info, Jimmy!
Sep 1996: I just got another name of
a "Patsy-like" singer, Terri Clark. Terri is apparently a big fan of Patsy's,
and she has sang "Three cigarettes in an ashtray" and "Leavin' on your mind"
live. There is a site called
The Terri Clark Fan Pages if you
Sep 1996: I have listened more to
LeAnn Rimes' album, and it really grows on me. It's very nice... I especially
like the songs "Blue" (of course), "Hurt me", "Talk to me" and "Cattle call",
which is a duet with Eddy Arnold, and I think it's a fantastic song...
Sep 1996: On the 14th I made some
changes in the text under "Patsy's recording career" on the main page.
Sep 1996: Got some info about
k.d. lang from Sue Wilden: She started out singing country, feeling that she was
guided by Patsy's spirit... She did covers of "Three cigarettes in an ashtray"
and "Stop, look and listen", apparently on her first album, which also features
a picture of Patsy. On her latest albums she sings pop instead of country. Sue
says that k.d. is an excellent singer, and I guess that I'll just have to take
her word for it, until I've heard k.d. sing... :-). If you like, go to the
Obvious Gossip homepage,
which is the home of the official k.d. lang fan club.
Sep 1996: Amy Barrett at the
Camden Chamber of Commerce has Patsy T-shirts and program books from the festival
for sale. The T-shirts are 5 USD and the program books 3 USD, plus shipping. The
address is P.O. Box 270, Camden, TN, 38320, USA. The telephone number is (901)
584-8395. Thanks to Sue Wilden for the info!
Sep 1996: Two names have been
suggested to me, apart from LeAnn Rimes, when it comes to good "Patsy-like" country
singers, and they are
Mandy Barnett and k.d. lang. Kim wrote in the guestbook
about Mandy, and Cliff at In Your Ear Music mentioned k.d. lang, and that she
sounded very much like Patsy on her first albums... I got to know from Cliff
that Mandy apparently has made only one album so far, called "Mandy Barnett".
If anyone has any more info about k.d. lang and her "Patsy-like" albums, please
e-mail me, or write about it in the
Sep 1996: On the 11th I got my
copy of the CD with LeAnn Rimes. Well, what can I say... She has a fantastic
voice, and she seems to be able to do just about anything with it... I listened
through the whole CD once, and the song "Blue" twice. When I listen to it, I can
sometimes hear something that reminds me of Patsy, and I can imagine how it
would have sounded if Patsy had gotten the chance to record it... Maybe this is
how Patsy sounded when she was 14? What will LeAnn's voice be like when she is
20? Only the future can tell... LeAnn's voice is one of the best I've heard when
it comes to country and countryrock, but I can still say, without hesitation,
that there will never be another Patsy Cline...
Sep 1996: I have added some
info about the special versions of "I love you, honey" and "Stop, look and
listen" on the "Recording sessions" page.
Sep 1996: On the 9th I got
some additional info on LeAnn Rimes: LeAnn is from Garland, Texas, and she
turned 14 on August 28. There is a LeAnn page on the WWW. Click
here to go there. Check
Sep 1996: On the 8th it is
Patsy's birthday. Happy birthday, Patsy!
Sep 1996: Apparently there is
a fund raiser going on to raise money for a museum in Winchester, Va. I hope to
get more info on that later.
Sep 1996: On the 3rd I
received the 20th vote, and thus it was time to put up the list of the most
popular songs. But I hope that people will continue to vote, preferably before
they look at the list. It's more fun that way...
Sep 1996: I got a letter on
the 2nd, from Sue Wilden, in which she says that I ought to listen to a young
girl, LeAnn Rimes, who is only 13 years old and has recorded a song that was
written for Patsy, called "Blue". Apparently the writer, Bill Mack, sat on it
until he could find someone who could sing it the way that Patsy would have
done, and apparently this girl does! I gotta get that CD, and maybe you should
too! If this girl has a voice and a feeling that comes anywhere near Patsy's,
then something big has happened in the music world...
Sep 1996: Added this news
page on the 2nd, to be used for Patsy related news and info about changes
on this site.
Aug 1996: Added some additional
pictures from the crash site, that I got from Kent Florence, on the 30th.
Aug 1996: The husband of
Patsy's friend Loretta Lynn, Oliver Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn, passed away on the
23rd... My deepest sympathy to Loretta and her family... Doo, when you see
Patsy, tell her that we love her...
Aug 1996: A new CD is released,
containing 19 tracks from the Arthur Godfrey show, recorded between January 21,
1957 and January 17, 1958. The CD is called "Patsy Cline - The Birth of a Star".
The first track is the interview with Patsy's mother, Hilda Hensley, followed
by 17 performances by Patsy, and some talk, and last the "Awards Dialogue" in
which they talk about the various awards that Patsy had gotten already at that
Aug 1996: I have added a few more
pictures of Patsy under the "Pictures" section.
Aug 1996: Added the voting page
on the 20th, so that visitors can vote for the Patsy Cline songs that they think
are best, and later I will present the list of the most popular songs.
Aug 1996: The site moved to a new
server, courtesy of Starmail.Com, and got the new URL "http://www.patsy-cline.com".
The original site in Sweden is still there, though, as a backup. I have announced
the new URL on the major search engines.
July 1996: Added info about when
Patsy was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
July 1996: This site is made even
better, since Sue Wilden and Kent Florence have contributed pictures, showing
interesting Patsy related places. Press the "Places" button or follow the link
at the end of the main page.
July 1996: I have added menu buttons
that takes the user to other pages on the site, and I have also made the
"Pictures" section a little "fancier".
June 1996: I have added some
pictures of Patsy.
June 1996: The Patsy Cline site is
launched on the 27th. The URL is "http://www.nola.ovik.se/pj/patsy/". The site
is announced on the major search engines.