Tuesday, March 5, 1963: Patsy Cline's death

The country music star is killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee. Also killed are  singers Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins and pilot Randy Hughes (Cline's manager). They were returning to Nashville after a benefit concert in Kansas City, Kansas.
* patsycline.com: @ 
* Celebrating Patsy Cline (nonprofit organization): @ 
* A Tribute to Patsy Cline: @ 
* Entry from Country Music Hall of Fame: @ 
* "Patsy: The Life and Times of Patsy Cline" (Margaret Jones, 1994): @ 
* Moment of silence during Grand Ole Opry's first performance after the deaths (from opry.com; Saturday, March 9): @ 
* Cowboy Copas biography (from "The Encyclopedia of Country Music," 2012): @
* Hawkshaw Hawkins biography (from hillbilly-music.com): @

Note: Two days later, on Thursday, March 7, Grand Ole Opry member Jack Anglin (of the duo Johnnie and Jack; Anglin is at right in photo) was killed in a single-car crash. It is believed he was en route to a memorial service for Cline.
* "Opry Singer Jack Anglin Wreck Victim" (Associated Press): @
* More about Johnnie and Jack (from cmt.com): @ 

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