Monday, November 1, 2010

My Life's Soundtrack Part 2 - End Of The World by Skeeter Davis

One of the definitive songs of the 60's. Little Mary Frances "Skeeter" Davis looks really nervous here...and take a look at that hair-do!!! A big influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton, she was one of the first female superstars of Country music. She passed away from breast cancer in September 2004. Skeeter, I will always love you.

She started out with The Davis Sisters (no relation), who ended up in a fatal car accident that left Skeeter critically injured. She was actually banned from the Grand Ol' Opry at one point! Married to radio star Ralph Emery. Read her story here: Skeeter Davis on Wikipedia

Her book is fascinating, too!

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