Who was Patti Page, and what were her contributions to music?

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Born Clara Ann Fowler, Patti Page (1927-2013) was one of the most popular singers in America during the 1950s.  Among her most commercially successful songs were “How Much is that Doggie in the Window,” “The Tennessee Waltz,” and “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte.” One of her most important contributions to music – and she was criticized for the simplicity of some the lyrics she sang,...

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Patti Page was an American singer who was best known for her traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist of the 1950s, and opened many passages for female musicians of the time. Unlike most pop singers, she blended her style with country music and by doing this she also made the Country charts.