On January 1, 2013 Popular music Singer Patti Page passed away in California at age 85.
In a singing career that extended seven decades, Patti Page placed over one hundred hit singles on the national popularity charts and has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Patti Page’s recording of "Tennessee Waltz" is one of the biggest selling hit singles of all time, and her famous recording of "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" has remained a children’s favorite for well over five decades.
This week Joel Najman’s My Place program celebrates the life in music of Patti Page with an hour of her biggest hits and most memorable recordings.
Streaming Note: Due to music copyright laws, VPR cannot stream tonight’s program featuring several songs by Patti Page. Instead, you will hear Joel’s show from 08/14/10, "Lonely Songs From Early Rock & Roll." The playlist for this program is here.