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RIP Kitty Wells

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Considered the first female superstar of country music. Dead at 92 from a stroke:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/1st-female-superstar-of-country-music-kitty-wells-dies-in-nashville-at-age-92/2012/07/16/gJQAPGLFpW_story.html

    God must have needed another Honky Tonk Angel ...
     
  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Does this close the latest "Death in Threes" with Wells, Jon Lord of Deep Purple and actress Celeste Holm, or is the music world still looking for No. 3 and Hollywood on edge for two others?
     
  3. Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda Member

    Don't look at me.
     
  4. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    RIP to a true country legend.
    Pretty much every female country artist that hit it big -- Patsy Cline, Loretta, Dolly, God knows anyone today -- followed the trail Kitty Wells blazed.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Back in the day, man ... boing.
     
  6. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    On a package show in Buffalo, with us and Kitty Wells and Charlie Pride.
    The show was long, and we was just sitting there, and we'd come to play and not just for the ride.
    Well we drank a lot of whiskey, so I don't know if we went on that night at all.
    And they didn't even miss us, I guess Buffalo ain't geared for me & Paul.
     
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member



    Every female singer since then has owed her a debt.
     
  8. Zeke: That's the first thing I thought of, too. A Willie classic.
     
  9. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    A Willie classic?
     
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    A legend. RIP.

    Also unique in that she was a token "girl singer" who managed to eclipse the male part of the act, one half of which happened to be her husband, yet he seems to have been fairly content to more or less fade into the background and let her be the star.

    Coincidentally, their son was a regular cast member on "McHale's Navy," and of course Ernest Borgnine also just died.
     
  11. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member



    OK....Now I am really curious: Which McHale's Regular is her son?
     
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    http://jimromenesko.com/2012/07/17/todays-unfortunate-post-it-ad-placement/
     
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