News from 1998
December 1998: Info from Vyvyenne Jenkins:
"Just wanted to give everyone some quick info about a bus trip I'm planning
for next Labor Day to Winchester. We'll leave the Va. Beach area on Friday
and returning on Monday. Arrangements for air fare are being handled by First
Discount Travel. The bus will be picking people up and dropping them off at
the airport. If anyone is interested, please call me at my office at
757-425-2418 for more information. Leave a message with your address or fax
number, if after hours. If you're a member of the fan club you can take
advantage of reduced rates. If you're not a member yet, you still have
time to join. Call me and I'll get you set up with all of the details.
You can also write to me at 3144 Niagara Way, Va. Beach, VA 23456."
Thanks, Vyvyenne! She is the new secretary for the fan club.
December 11th, 1998:
I just got an e-mail from Julie Fudge, containing some very very sad news,
indeed... Thursday, Dec 10th, on the afternoon, Julie's grandmother (Patsy's
mother), Hilda Hensley, passed away... Only this short statement will be
published, for the time being, according to Julie's wishes. This is a very sad
day, indeed... Our thoughts are with you and your family, Julie, during this
time of great loss and sorrow...
November 1998: Info from Patsy Walen:
"ATTENTION ALL PATSY CLINE FANS!!! For all of you who love the 1985 movie
'Sweet Dreams: The Life And Times Of Patsy Cline'. Then join my list at
Onelist! You can tell us your fav. scenes, songs, lines, etc. We will
countdown to the re-release of the movie! Go to
http://www.onelist.com/. Go to
the user center, register, and in the search box type in Patsy Cline. And it
should come up. If you have any questions, comments, PLEASE e-mail me!
THANK-YOU!! And join today!!!" Thanks, Patsy!
September 1998: The following comes from
"Great news for fans of 'ALWAYS....Patsy Cline'. I recently had the good
fortune to meet the 'real' Louise Seger in Arlington, TX, and what a hoot!
Although her physical appearance differs greatly from the character in the
show, (she is actually a tall, beautiful blonde) the humor, charm,
intelligence and strength of an independent woman are all there! It
was as if I was meeting Patsy as she shared stories of their meeting and
friendship. She was very happy to answer questions and her love and
admiration for Patsy are still strong today. As she spoke, it was easy to
see why they were so bonded, as the fire and sassiness of both of their
personalities came through! Louise is also as plain spoken as Patsy is
portrayed, but also contains the sincerity and tenderness that Patsy
possessed. She would love to hear from others who share her love for Patsy
and can be reached at email@example.com
(E-mail address printed by permission and by request). Love to all and
thanks for keeping the memory of Patsy alive!" Thanks, Larry!
Yes, Louise wants to share her memories with anyone who is interested.
She is really quite graceful about sharing her stories with others,
according to Larry. Louise is new to the Internet and e-mail, so she is
still learning, but don't be afraid to contact her!
August 1998: Amber Miller has created a "Patsy
Cline Fans" mailing list, dedicated to discussing all-things Patsy! If you
want to subscribe, go
August 1998: Additional info from Phil Hunter
in Winchester regarding Labor Day Weekend: Tickets for the public events on
Friday & Saturday nights may be charged to Visa and Mastercard. Call the
Visitor Center at 1-800-662-1360 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to order
tickets. And George Hamilton IV's Gospel Concert will start at 1:30 pm, instead
August 1998: Good news!!! The 1985 movie "Sweet
Dreams", starring Jessica Lange and Ed Harris, will be re-packaged and
re-released in 1999! The info comes from Gareth Brown at HBO Home Video, via
Guy Cesario. Thanks, guys!
July 1998: Information from Gail Bliss:
"The show 'Patsy!' is getting ready to go out on a national tour, and I will
again be starring in the role. It all kicks off on August 19 in Mississippi.
This is the big production similar to the one in both Toronto and Branson!"
Thanks for the info, Gail! I hope to be able to display a tour schedule in the
near future, since Gail has promised to send me one! And please read Gail's
entry about this and other things in the Fan
July 1998: Information from Winchester, VA:
"Phil Hunter, APC Fan Club Member and the treasurer of Celebrating
Patsy Cline, Inc. (CPC), is confident that a major announcement will
be made by the Labor Day Weekend, concerning the future PATSY CLINE
MUSEUM in Winchester, VA. Jane Radford, planner with the CULTURAL
COMMUNICATIONS museum company gave an encouraging report at the CPC
meeting held on Monday, July 20th. If negotiations are successful,
Patsy's museum may have a major presence in Winchester. More details
to follow as they develop!!!" Thanks, Phil!
July 1998: New pictures have been added: Two
pictures of Mandy Barnett from the Midnight
Jamboree, courtesy of Jimmy Walker, and a picture from the
Opry museum, courtesy of Amber Miller,
showing the blue cowgirl outfit and the sewing machine that Mrs Hensley has
donated. I have also discovered a "countdown feature" in my webserver software,
and I have used it on the main page and in the Fan Forum to show how many days
away Patsy's birthday is. If you know of any Patsy related events taking place
in the near future, you can contact me with info and the exact date, and then
I can insert a countdown towards that event!
July 1998: Take a look at
this gorgeous picture of Patsy, from Guy Cesario's private collection!
Thanks Guy, for letting me show the picture at my site!
Theatre in the Square in Marietta, GA, is currently playing "Always... Patsy
Cline". The info came from Bill Reed. Thanks, Bill!
(From February 1998): In September last year I received
a copy of Phil Hunter's booklet "Crazy over Patsy - A chronological outline of
the important dates and events for Virginia Patterson Hensley or Patsy Cline".
I have finally gotten around to reading it, and I must say that it is a
great publication! It can be used as a reminder of the important events
after reading one of the biographies over Patsy, it can be used as a kind of
"encyclopedia" about Patsy, because it's easier to find certain events in this
booklet than in a big biography, and it can also be read from cover to cover
when you want to gain good knowledge fast about the life and career of Patsy
Cline. It also has extensive info about events related to Patsy that occured
after her death, all the way up to August 1997. Phil's booklet can be ordered
by dropping a note to: The Office, P.O. Box 2673, Winchester, Va 22604, USA.
The price is $10.00 per copy, and add $5.00 for shipping and handling. Send
check or money order made out to Hunter Promotions. No COD's and no credit
cards! Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery! The proceeds after printing expenses
(approx. $5.00 per booklet) will be donated to Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc.
(The Patsy Cline Museum Fund). Good job, Phil!
June 1998: Good news! Patsy is finally getting
her star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame!!! Read
about it! The info came from Bill Cox. Thanks, Bill!
June 1998: Info from Johnny Franklin: If you are
looking for the Patsy Cline rose, go to
Consulting Rosarians Online,
click on "CR by geographical area", contact a rosarian near you, and ask about
the Patsy Cline [AROcomu] Hybrid Tea Rose, plant patent #5556. Thanks, Johnny!
June 1998: Amber Miller has contributed pictures
from the booklet about "Always... Patsy Cline" at the Ryman, starring Mandy
Barnett and Tere Myers. I have added those pictures on
this page. Thanks, Amber!
May 1998: I have lowered the quality of the
shadowed pictures at the site a bit (from JPEG quality 85 to 75), to make
the pages load a little faster. But the non-shadowed versions, which you see
when you left-click on a shadowed picture, are the same quality as before (JPEG
May 1998: I have gotten myself a V3-URL for this
site. The address is http://welcome.to/patsy.
This is a redirection service, which means that if the "real" URL should
change sometime in the future, the V3-URL will still work, simply by changing
the target URL. For more info on V3-URLs, go to
May 1998: Regarding the Treva Miller letters,
which are up for sale: It has come to my attention that the Country Music Hall
of Fame was contacted at first, about obtaining these letters, by a member of
Treva's family. Steven Shutts is the one who appraises these kind of things
for them, so he was called in on this, but the CMHF didn't have the money to
buy them. So, the letters were sold to this group of collectors for several
thousands of dollars, and here's the reason why: This member of Treva's family
has a husband with a serious disease, so by selling these letters, she will be
able to cover some medical expenses. So the letters were sold for a good cause.
There will be a book about these letters. It will be a positive book. Trisha
Yearwood has bought some of the letters, and has agreed to loan them back to
the CMHF. There will be a display when the book is done, and Julie Fudge will
receive the letter that is about her birth.
May 1998: Larry Jordan at Midwest Today Magazine
lets you know that you can order a copy of the latest edition, containing his
Patsy article, by sending $5 (which includes mailing by first class postage)
to Midwest Today, P.O. Box 685, Panora, IA 50216. Thanks, Larry!
May 1998: The following info came from Phil
Hunter in Winchester, VA:
"Celebrating Patsy Cline, Inc., has contracted with a museum consultant
(Cultural Communications) to do research, plan, and organize an exhibit
on the second floor of the Kurtz Cultural Center in Winchester, VA. Jane
& Tim Radford will be working on the project with the Chamber of
Commerce Committee and the non-profit corporation. They have over 50
years of combined experience with the National Park Service and are a
local company based in Clarke County. No date has been set for the
opening, but it might occur prior to or close to the Labor Day 'Fan Club
Weekend'. The Kurtz exhibit space may become a semi-permanent
space. A travelling truck/bus display has also been proposed. More
details will be released as Cultural Communications completes Phase 1 of
its museum project." Thanks, Phil!
May 1998: Check out a new, interesting female
country singer, Leslie Gail Brooks! You have info about her, and Real Audio
clips to listen to, here and also
April 1998: According to Lou, Patsy will be
featured on A&E's "Biography" during the last week of April. Monday was
Hank Williams, Tuesday was Barbara Mandrell. Thanks for the info, Lou!
April 1998: Please visit Steve's Dottie West page!
Dottie was, as you probably know, one of Patsy's closest friends.
Click here to go to
Steve's page! Also, check out Brad's Dottie West site
April 1998: Info from Joe Inscoe:
"TheatreVirginia, in Richmond, VA, is reviving one of its hottest selling shows
in its 40-some year history - 'A closer walk with Patsy Cline". It played there
a few years ago to rave reviews and sellout houses. This season previews begin
May 6 for a run that will close May 30". Thanks, Joe! Additional info
from Doug Burns: "Kayce Glasse will be reprising her role
as Patsy in this new production. Since the late '80's, Kayce has played Patsy
to stand-up houses in Texas and Florida in 'Always Patsy Cline' and to more
rave reviews and standing o's in 'A closer walk...' at the Oregon Cabaret
Theatre in Ashland, OR, and on two tours throughout the northwest and into
parts of California and Canada". Thanks, Doug!
April 1998: One of the great ladies of country
music, Tammy Wynette, sadly passed away in her home on April 6... Thanks for
the great music you gave us, Tammy, and say hello to Patsy for us!
April 1998: The following info, regarding the
Design/Pickwick master tape discussion, came from Bill Cox:
"I've been reading the comments by Wade Settle and Patsy Walen regarding
the unusual version of 'Walkin' After Midnight'. Apparently, when the
4-Star masters were 'electronically enhanced for stereo', some record
companies like Everest and Pickwick took the liberty of adding
additional instruments. I have a couple of those LP's and some of the
tracks are the same. As far as the LaserLight set, that one has been issued
twice. First in 1991 (the set I have), the second time in 1993. The 1993
release eliminated some duplicate tracks, added a couple, and updated the
packaging. The 1993 set says 'Licenesed from Masters International'
while the 1991 set says 'Licsensed from Pickwick Entertainment'. That
would explain why the LaserLight set uses the same master as the Design
LP." Thanks for the info, Bill!
April 1998: This site has won the
Macromusic Noteworthy! Site of the
Day Award for April 6, 1998! A great honor! Thanks!
April 1998: Patsy Walen has compared the Laserlight
version of "Walking after midnight" with the one from the Design Series LP that
was mentioned earlier, and according to her, they are the same! That means that
Laserlight was using the same "master" for their 3 CD set, as Design used back
in 1962. Imagine that... If you haven't read Wade Settle's comment about the
Design series in the Fan Forum, please do!
His entry is from March 26.
April 1998: According to The Internet Link
Exchange, the average number of hits at this site, has increased from 149
hits/day in February to 260 hits/day in March! Wow!
March 1998: Does anyone have any info about an
album called "Design Country & Western Series" (DLP-601/SDCP-601), released
in 1962? It contains the following artists: Jimmy Dean, Patsy, Carl Belew,
Maddox Bros. and Rose, Ferlin Husky. Patsy sings "Walkin' after midnight" and
"Ain't no wheels on this ship", and according to Patsy Walen, "Walkin'" is
different from the versions we are used to. She says that someone talks before
the song starts, and that the instruments are a bit different. Of course, the
difference in the instrumentation could perhaps be explained by a different
March 1998: According to Billboard Magazine,
"Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits" has sold 8 million copies! Info from Julie Fudge.
March 1998: More pictures of Mandy Barnett has
been added. A fifth picture from "Always... Patsy Cline" on
this page, and a new three-part
picture showing Mandy singing at Caffè Milano on
this new page. Photos courtesy of Jimmy
Walker. You can click on a picture to see the full size version, and that also
includes the two previous three-part pictures on the
main Mandy page, which are also clickable
March 1998: I have now scanned four more pictures
of Mandy Barnett, courtesy of Jimmy Walker. They show Mandy in "Always...
Patsy Cline". Click here to see them!
Click on a picture to see the full size version! There is also a link to that
page on the main Mandy page at the bottom
of Jimmy's block. Thanks again, Jimmy!
March 1998: Midwest Today Magazine does a weekly
radio show called "Midwest Today Radio Edition", and if you go to their website
at www.midtod.com, and if you have
RealPlayer installed, you can hear a radio show about Patsy, including comments
from Charlie Dick and Mildred Keith. Just click on the orange "RADIO EDITION"
button and then choose the "March 28" edition!
March 1998: Bill Cox has submitted info about some
articles about Patsy on the net: First, the Kansas City Star has articles
from March 1993. Go here, click on "Local
news" and then on local search, check "Library '93" in the pick list, enter
"patsy cline" in the search field, and press "Search". Second, Yahoo! has a
press release about that CMT will be the exclusive telecaster of Patsy's music
video "Crazy", and also that they will begin telecasting a series of CMT BEAT
segments about "Live at the Cimarron Ballroom". Go
here to read it!
Thanks for the info, Bill!
March 1998: Today, March 5, 1998, marks the 35th
anniversary of the very sad day when Patsy left us for a better place... I know
you are looking down at us from heaven, Patsy! We love you forever! And on this
day, Patsified!, the website
of The Homesick Texan, is launched! Please visit!
March 1998: Due to copyright issues, I have been
forced to remove the "Memories" page. I'm sorry... Nothing lasts forever...
March 1998: Click
here to read an article
about how Bill Frazee obtained the original tape containing Patsy's Cimarron
Ballroom live performance, which he eventually sold to MCA!
February 1998: You can read an article about Patsy
and a music review of "Patsy Cline Live at the Cimarron Ballroom"
Maybe a somewhat controversial article, if you see it from a devoted fan's
point of view...
February 1998: The Australian movie "Doing time
for Patsy Cline" has a web site
here! Info courtesy of Jimmy
Walker. Thanks, Jimmy!
February 1998: Patsy is featured in a Nancy
Celebrities Comic Strip.
Go here to
February 1998: According to Jimmy Walker there
will hopefully be a new Patsy exhibit ready at the Kurtz Cultural Center in
Winchester by April. For more info call Judy Sue Kemp at the Winchester Chamber
of Commerce on 1-800-662-1360.
February 1998: I have added a few more pictures
on the shows page.
January 1998: I have enhanced the
books and videos page and the
shows page by adding shadow effects on the
pictures, and also by adding a couple of new pictures.
January 1998: Just before Christmas, Amber Miller
asked me if I wanted to take over the stuff at her Patsy web site, since she
doesn't have time to maintain the site anymore. "Sure", I said, and now I have
included her info and pictures at this site. I have modified the pages somewhat,
in order to make them fit into this site's layout and coloring. There are three
new pages: The books and videos page,
the shows page, and the
links page, and modifications have been made
on the pictures page and on the
related places page. Thanks, Amber, for
letting me use the stuff that you have collected! I will include the new
pictures in the Picture Gallery as soon as I can!
January 1998: Logan Wells has added samples
of her singing on her
I think she sounds great! You must have RealPlayer 5.0 installed to hear the
samples, and if you don't have it, you can get it
You have two samples on her main page, and another three on the
page! Those three are samples of her Patsy renditions!
January 1998: The sad news has reached us, that
the legendary producer Owen Bradley passed away on Jan 7th. Owen produced
almost all of Patsy's fantastic studio recordings, and he also produced
other great singers, like Loretta Lynn and k.d. lang. A great loss, indeed.
Let us send a thought to Owen's family and personal friends on this very
sad day. Owen, say hello to Patsy for us! According to Jimmy Walker, "Today's
Country" will air a rememberance segment about Owen, Monday Jan 12, on TNN.