Patsy Cline: I Fall to Pieces


RELEASED in 1961, this country-pop crossover song by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard was Patsy Cline’s first No 1 in the US Country chart, and it reached 12 on the Hot 100. She was backed by The Jordanaires who worked with Elvis for many years.

It is No 241 on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Patsy Cline died in an air crash on March 5, 1963. She was 30.

Here is the record:

and here is a live performance which proves that Patsy’s voice was as good out of the studio as in it.

In 1970 Michael Nesmith and the First National Band recorded the song on their album Loose Salute.

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