NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Patti Page, the “Singing Rage” who stumbled
across “Tennessee Waltz” and made it one of the best-selling recordings
ever, has died. She was 85.
Page died on New Year’s Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi Hageman.
Page was the top-selling female singer of the 1950s with more than 100
million records sold. Her most enduring songs remain “Tennessee Waltz,”
one of two songs the state of Tennessee has officially adopted, and
“(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window.”