Patsy Cline
September 8, 1932 -
March 5, 1963

Y
~ Gone too soon ... but
what a legacy she left ~

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Patsy Cline :

Honky Tonk Angel

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 MARCH 5 1963

was one of the darkest days in country music with the loss of

 Patsy  Cline,
Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and  Randy Hughes

SSEE  INDEX  AT  BOTTOM   FOR ADDITIONAL  PAGES   . . .

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Grand Ole Opry Memorial
March 9, 1963


for Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, 
Hawkshaw Hawkins and
Randy Hughes


Among the stars, from left, Merle Kilgore,
Sonny James, Lonzo & Oscar (foreground,
next to piano), Porter Wagoner, Buck Trent
(next to piano), Jack Greene (behind Trent),
Marvin Hughes (at piano), the Jordanaires

(at left microphone), Roy Acuff (behind right
microphone), Ernest Tubb (right of Acuff),
Teddy Wilburn of the Wilburn Brothers and
Oswald (far right, holding hat).


Minnie Pearl, out of photo, had the hardest
 job. Under the axiom "The show must go on,"
she went on after the tribute and did comedy.



 LEST THEY BE FORGOTTEN ...

   Sunday, March 3, 1963 :
   Kansas City
  


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     Patsy on stage at Memorial Auditorium
     for benefit concert. This is  one of the
     last photos taken of Patsy Cline.


   [ Courtesy of Alfredda Rhodes and Erma Schofield ]

 

   These stars of country
   music and the Grand Ole
   Opry persished with Patsy
   Cline on March 5, 1963.

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COWBOY COPAS ~
He was Randy's father-in-law
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HAWKSHAW HAWKINS ~
He was married to country star
Jean Shepard
Randy Hughes
RANDY HUGHES ~
He was married to Cowboy
Copas' daughter Kathy   
    

Fans pay tribute,
Nashville Cemetery-
sites of 
Cowboy Copas, 
  Hawkshaw Hawkins
and  Randy Hughes


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Nashville Tennessean, by JOE RUDIS; from Honky Tonk Angel: The
Intimate Story of Patsy Cline
by Ellis Nassour, © 1981, 1993, 2008.
All rights reserved; used by permission.

 

    FOR AN APPRECIATION OF THE CAREER OF PATSY CLINE,
A REMEMBRANCE BY CLOSE FRIEND
FAYE MORGAN and MARIE FLYNT.
A STARTLING STORY OF EVENTS ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH 5, 1963,
NASHVILLE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

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In Memoriam

Carrie Lee McNeil

Vancouver, Canada
1961 - 2008
We began corresponding on publication of my first Patsy bio.  Carrie Lee was the ultimate
Patsy fan, and special in many ways. In spite of many challenges, because of a lifetime of illnesses,  
she was a tireless promoter of  country music and Patsy Cline's legacy. No one could ask
for a more valued friend.
God bless her determination and spunk.  
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Remembering the legacy of my good friend and beloved friend of Patsy Cline
Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon,
better known to one and all as
Cousin Minnie Pearl
October 25, 1912 - March 4, 1996
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Faye Morgan
a.k.a known as Opry Faye
Nashville and Indianapolis
A much-loved friend and a friend to all in Country Music,
especially to Loretta and Mooney Lynn
and Patsy and Charlie when the couples moved to Music City
December 3, 1931 - June 25, 2021

Faye Morgan's Tribute to Patsy Cline on
Following Page


Also remembering: Roy Acuff, Roy Clark, Gerald Cline, Marie Flynt,
Jan Howard, Bill Peer, Marty Robbins, Jean Shepard, Ernest Tubb,

and Porter Wagoner
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I long ago extended grateful thanks to Owen Bradley, Jimmy Dean,
Charlie Dick, Hilda Hensley, Jan Howard, Roger Miller, Louise Seger,
Jean Shepard,
Billy Walker, Dottie West, and Faron Young for their
trust and contributions to my biography by setting fact to
fiction in detailing the
many instances of their relationship with
Patsy Cline.

Visit Tribute pages to Hilda Hensley, Louise Seger, and Dottie West

 


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