Patti Page

November 8th Celebrates Patti Page

Who remembers that song sung by Patti Page called, ““How much is that doggy in the window?”

Today on “Days to Remember” we celebrate Patti Page’s birthday on November 8th, and is one of America’s true musical icons. In the course of her seven-decade recording career, she has become a living legend by selling more than 100 million records, making her one of the biggest selling female recording artists in history.

Patti’s silky-smooth voice engulfed the airwaves during the ‘50s and ‘60s, providing her with a staggering 111 hits, 15 gold records and four gold albums. Patti became the first crossover artist to take country music out of the country and onto the pop charts with such million record sellers as “Mockin’ Bird Hill,” “I Went To Your Wedding,” “Mister & Mississippi,” and, of course, the legendary “Tennessee Waltz,” which was #1 concurrently on all three charts (Pop, Country, & R&B) and sold more than 20 million copies.

Todays YouTube presentation brought to you by user name Rwlf Cave Canem introduced to you Patti Page singing that infamous song called, “How much is that doggy in the window,” as we celebrate Patti Page’s birthday today on November 8th.

Clara Ann Fowler born on November 8, 1927, was known professionally as Patti Page, an American singer of traditional pop music.

Her father, B.A. Fowler, worked on the MKT railroad, while her mother, Margaret, and older sisters picked cotton. As she related on television many years later, the family went without electricity, and therefore she could not read after dark. She was raised in Foraker, Hardy, Muskogee and Avant, Oklahoma, before attending Daniel Webster High School in Tulsa, from which she graduated in 1945.

Clara Ann Fowler started off her career as a songstress with Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws at KTUL. Fowler became a featured singer on a 15-minute radio program on radio station KTUL, Tulsa, Oklahoma, at age 18. The program was sponsored by the “Page Milk Company.”

On the air, Fowler was dubbed “Patti Page,” after the Page Milk Company, and from there her singing career took off.

Page toured with the “Jimmy Joy Band” throughout the country in the mid-1940s. The band eventually ended up in Chicago, Illinois, in 1947. In Chicago, Page sang with a small group led by popular orchestra leader, Benny Goodman. This helped Page gain her first recording contract with Mercury Records the same year. She became Mercury’s “girl singer”.

Patti Page died on January 1, 2013, at the Seacrest Village Retirement Community in Encinitas, California, according to her manager
She was 85 years old; Page had been suffering from heart and lung disease. She was buried at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego, but what voice she had as we remember her on her birthday.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell
jdmitchelldesigns@gmail.com

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