Paperback Book Details
- 306 Pages
- Updated edition
- Released: May 28, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Description by OLDIES.com:
This is the updated version of author Ellis Nassour's Honky Tonk Angel. This candid retelling of Patsy CLine's short life is a definitive biography, based on exclusive and extensive interviews with Patsy Cline's mother, husband, and country stars who knew and loved her, now features a host of never-before-published photographs and letters and an afterword that details controversial claims about her birth, the battle between Cline's siblings for her possessions, and the amazing influence she had on new generations of singers.
Earthy, sexy, and vivacious, the life of beloved country singer, Patsy Cline, who soared from obscurity to international fame to tragic death in just thirty short years, is explored in colorful and poignant detail. An innovator—and even a hell-raiser—Cline broke all the boys' club barriers of Nashville's music business in the 1950s and brought a new Nashville sound to the nation with her pop hits and torch ballads like “Walking After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces“ and "Crazy.” She is the subject of a major Hollywood movie and countless articles, and her albums are still selling 45 years after her death. Ellis Nassour was the very first to write about Cline and did so with the cooperation of the stars who knew and loved her—including Jimmy Dean, Jan Howard, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Dottie West, and Faron Young. He was the only writer to interview Cline's mother and husbands. This updated edition features not only a complete discography and a host of never-before-published photographs, but includes an afterword that details controversial claims about her birth, the battle between Cline's siblings for her possessions, the amazing influence Cline had on a new generation of singers and, in Cline's own words from letters to a devoted friend, her excitement as her career soared to new heights and her marriage descended to new depths.