Patsy Cline singing Walkin' After Midnight (1957)

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Patsy Cline
September 8, 1932 - March 5, 1963

(Written by Don Hecht/Alan Block)
Released February 11, 1957

Patsy's big break came when she won an Arthur Godfrey Talent program in 1957 with the hit Walkin' After Midnight. What happened, was just unbelievable. Patsy sang her heart out. Then there was an eternity of applause. "Patsy cried." This moment was everything Patsy ever dreamed of - the recognition and receiving such fantastic exposure over national television. People were standing and yelling for more. Godfrey finally had to calm the audience. He put his arm around her and said, "Congratulations, Patsy. Something unbelievable has happened. For the first time in our history, the applause has frozen the meters. It looks like you're the winner!" All Patsy could do was smile and cry. "Little lady, you sure know how to sing. Will you do another song for us?" The audience went wild. Patsy got to do a country song after all, the Hank Williams hit "Your Cheatin' Heart." And when she finished, the audience went crazy again! It was one of the most memorable occasions of Patsy's life!" Godfrey congratulated Patsy once again,
"There's surely stardust on you, Patsy Cline!"
Excerpts from John's Book
Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story Of Patsy Cline
by Ellis Nassour

Walkin' After Midnight
Patsy Cline

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