NASHVILLE, TENN.—Patti Page, who made “Tennessee Waltz” one of the bestselling recordings ever, has died. She was 85.
Page died on New Year’s Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to her manager.
She was one of the top-selling female singers in history with more than 100 million record sales and created a distinctive sound for the music industry in 1947 by overdubbing her own voice when she didn’t have enough money to hire backup singers for the single, “Confess.”
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