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'Tennessee Waltz' singer Patti Page dies at 85

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Patti Page, who made "Tennessee Waltz" one of the best-selling recordings ever, has died. She was 85.

Page died on New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to her manager.

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She was one of the top-selling female singers in history, achieving more than 100 million record sales, and created a distinctive sound for the music industry in 1947 by overdubbing her own voice when she didn't have enough money to hire backup singers for the single "Confess."

She had 24 records in the top 10, including four that reached No. 1. She was also the first singer to have television programs on all three major networks, including "The Patti Page Show" on ABC.

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Jan 3, 2013 11:48PM
I use her song "Left, Right Out of Your Heart" as cadence when I was "pushing boots" in the Navy. The recruits enjoyed it.    
Jan 3, 2013 10:31PM
The State of Tennessee owes Patti Page a grateful thank you for all she has done singing away about Tennessee which is  one of my favorite states to travel through & enjoy so much of it's beauty. There have been quite a many famous people from Tennessee beside ms Page. There is something special about the state & so many places of historical records & it's very holy grounds of the dead who fought battles there. From Memphis on the west side to the Eastern borders covers one hell of a beautiful drive. I suspect she will be buried there among the many other famous people of Tennessee from Davy Crockett to Patty Page. God Blessed her for her singing & beautiful persona. That doggie in the window went up in price & the Tennessee Waltz is alive.
Jan 3, 2013 10:01PM
Pattie Page gone but well never be forgotten  RIP
Jan 3, 2013 4:39PM
Every time I hear Patti sings Tennessee Waltz, I get teary and goosebumps.   It is such a beautiful song from a beautiful lady.  I love her voice.  She will be missed.  Rip Ms. Page.  May you waltz in heaven.  Thank you for those beautiful songs!!!!  My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.  You are truly a remarkable legend!

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