'Tennessee Waltz' Singer Patti Page Dead at 85
B-side became a mega-seller
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2013 3:18 PM CST
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(Newser) – "Tennessee Waltz" singer Patti Page has died at age 85, reports the Tennessean. Page was a huge star in the 1950s with hits such as "(How Much Is That) Doggy in the Window," but "Waltz" turned into her signature hit and became one of the best-selling records of all time, reports AP. It was also an afterthought: Mercury Records made it the B-side of a Christmas song called "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus."

"I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing," Page said in 1999. "And things snowballed."

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adventuregirl
Jan 4, 2013 8:22 AM CST
I remember that song How Much Is That Doggy In The Window - loved it then and still do-beautiful voice - too bad some singers today couldn't take a page from her playbook!!!! RIP to a real lady
HANKHILL
Jan 3, 2013 7:35 PM CST
rip!
CaptRhan
Jan 3, 2013 3:05 PM CST
Were all gettin older. There has been quite a few lately. The new generations cant even go to a drive in any more. These oldies are fading fast. RIP gal