I remember the first time I saw Patsy Cline. She was a contestant on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. Now most of you who read this blog are younger than me so you probably don't know of this show or even who Arthur Godfrey was.
Arthur Godfrey had the talent scout show on black and white TV in the early Fifties every Monday night. Our family used to eagerly look forward to watching his show every week. I've forgotten most of his "discoveries" but one I remember very clearly is Patsy Cline. The date was January 21, 1957. I remember my fifteen year old mind knowing "she is going to be a BIG STAR." The first time I heard her sing, such a feeling went through my body. She touched every nerve. She was perfect.
Of course Patsy Cline did go on to become a big star, in the country and western field. However, all too soon she was gone. Patsy Cline died in an airplane crash en route to Nashville from Kansas City in March of 1963.