Janis Joplin died at the age of 27, Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27, Kurt Cobain died at the age of 27. BUT Patsy Cline died at the age of 30. Three years too late to be a star?
She had an incredible contralto voice. And how did she use it! If you’re looking for violins and leather boots that’s a wrong choice. Patsy Cline’s pure silk and sophistication. She brought country to entirely new dimension, as a matter of fact. She loved to mix genres – that’s Hank Williams – inspired country, with a little bit of Elvis Presley tender popular music and Ella Fitzgerald’s jazz at times. You need a little bit of swinging? That’s the choice. It’s only a pity that all great songs are sad. Cause Cline had quite a lot of great songs. And they were sad.
Before her life ended sadly and unexpectedly, Cline had a couple of good moments. She was born in 1932 in Virginia. A severe throat illness changed her voice into a real talent. The end of 1950 witnessed her debut and great popularity. She joined Grand Ole Opry, country music stage concert in Nashville, which was her dream. She had also a couple of downs, really. She almost died in a head – on car accident in 1961. She irrevocably died in an airplane crash near Camden, Tennessee in March 1963.
Her Crazy is a classic. And it's awesome. I mean it.