#1179: Boys’ Night Out by Patti Page
Patti Page was born on November 8, 1927. She sang traditional pop music in a style common in the pre-rock ‘n roll era. In the 1950s the 5’4″ Patti Page was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist. In a six decade span she sold in excess of 100 million records as a recording artist. At her live performances she was introduced as “the Singin’ Rage, Miss Patti Page.” In 1947 she signed with Mercury Records, and became Mercury’s first successful female artist charting several Top 20 hits in the late 1940s. In 1950, she had her first million-selling single “With My Eyes Wide Open, I’m Dreaming.” That year she had her first Top Ten hit, “I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine” and two number one hits, “All My Love (Bolero),” and her signature song, “Tennessee Waltz.” The latter became the fourth official song of Tennessee in 1965. She had two more number one singles, “I Went To Your Wedding,” (1952) and “(How Much Is That) Doggie In The Window” (1953). She charted 14 additional million-selling singles between 1950 and 1965.