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Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Patti Page (b.1927), dubbed “The Singing Rage,” just held a show at the Grand Ballroom of the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, September 4, and at the Araneta Coliseum, September 6. Now in her 80s, she still looked as glamorous and sounded almost like the way she did during her prime. Patti Page popularized the hits "Tennessee Waltz ", "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" and "Cape Cod."

Did you know that Patti Page had a series of shows here in Manila in 1961 (see above poster) with Jimmie 'Honeycomb' Rodgers? It was held at the Araneta Coliseum with ticket prices then ranging from 80 cents to 5 pesos.

Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz," recorded in 1950, was one of the biggest-selling singles of the twentieth century, and is also one of the two official state songs of Tennessee. "Tennessee Waltz" spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard magazine's Best-Sellers List in 1950. Page had three additional #1 hit singles between 1950 and 1953, with "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding," and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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