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Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Music
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Age Range: Adult
Author: Ellis Nassour
Language: English



About the Book



Here is the bestselling, intimate biography of Patsy Cline, the earthy, sexy and vivacious woman who brought the Nashville sound to the rest of the nation. Honky Tonk Angel offers an intimate detailing of the legendary singer's colorful and poignant life and tragic death. Photos. Martin's.



Book Synopsis



Earthy, sexy, and vivacious, the life of beloved country singer, Patsy Cline, who soared from obscurity to international fame to tragic death in just thirty short years, is explored in colorful and poignant detail. An innovator--and even a hell-raiser--Cline broke all the boys' club barriers of Nashville's music business in the 1950s and brought a new Nashville sound to the nation with her pop hits and torch ballads like "Walking After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces" and Crazy." She is the subject of a major Hollywood movie and countless articles, and her albums are still selling 45 years after her death. Ellis Nassour was the very first to write about Cline and did so with the cooperation of the stars who knew and loved her--including Jimmy Dean, Jan Howard, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Roger Miller, Dottie West, and Faron Young. He was the only writer to interview Cline's mother and husbands. This updated edition features not only a complete discography and a host of never-before-published photographs, but includes an afterword that details controversial claims about her birth, the battle between Cline's siblings for her possessions, the amazing influence Cline had on a new generation of singers and, in Cline's own words from letters to a devoted friend, her excitement as her career soared to new heights and her marriage descended to new depths.



Review Quotes




Cline was a woman of great passion, prone to her own style of sexual braggadocio, and Nassour gives us all the earthiness of this most sublime singer. --Phoenix Gazette



Done with great respect and humor and just enough down-and-dirty detail. --New York Daily News

Ellis Nassour's biography doesn't just paint an image of the Patsy Cline I knew and loved. What really emerges is a poignant tribute to one of our greatest singing legends. --Brenda Lee, American pop singer and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Rockabilly Hall of Fame

Gazes unflinchingly at its subject. . . . Filled with poignant memories and amazing detail. ­­--Nashville Tennessean

Patsy Cline's immortal voice sings in Honky Tonk Angel . . . it brings tears streaming down your face. . . . Larger than life, yet still intimate. Honest and respectful. --The Virginian-Pilot

Revealing and absorbing . . . a winner. --Liz Smith

With a clear, concise style, Nassour reconstructs Cline's life. . . . [The] painstaking interviews provide an insightful and comprehensive look at one of country music's pioneers. It's a good read. --Rocky Mountain News



"Honky Tonk Angel brought back wonderful memories. It brings home the fact that Patsy was an original in her cowboy outfit with red boots and western hat singing her butt off, singing her soul at you. There's been no one quite like her." --Roger Miller



About the Author



Ellis Nassour is a veteran of The New York Times and an entertainment writer. He has devoted the past 15 years to promoting the legacy of Patsy Cline, and has been involved in two musicals of her story.

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