Patsy Cline

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1982 (The 1983 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1997 (ranked #13 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .


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Patsy Cline (1957)

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Walkin' After Midnight (1957)
Crazy (1961)
I Fall To Pieces (1961)
She's Got You (1962)

Patsy Cline @ Wikipedia

Patsy Cline Videos

Will Patsy Cline be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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What a shame Patsy Cline should have be inducuted the same time as Hank Williams. Why is HOF dragging thier feet in putting her in.

Posted by Anthony Long on Saturday, 06.30.07 @ 19:23pm


Patsy is not in huh.. But U2 and Mandonna are ..???????? LOL
no biz like show biz...What ever ...

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 12:30pm


I repeat..Patsy is not in huh.. But U2 and Mandonna are ..???????? LOL
no biz like show biz...What ever ...??????

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 09.11.08 @ 12:30pm

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 09:58am


mrxyz...It's a real shame, isn't it? She's been dead for 45 years, and her music sounds like it could've been recorded yesterday...that's how timeless she was. Plus she's still as revered today as she was then.

People will be talking about Patsy Cline long after people have wised up to Madonna...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 10:36am


People will be talking about Patsy Cline long after people have wised up to Madonna...

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 10:36am

It is unbelieveable...I just saw no votes on her after my anti Madonna post .lol I think even Madonna would agree Patsy is true class and talent .Some people just need to HYPE to believe..

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 10:41am


Well, Madonna is a no-brainer (as has been discussed many times). And she's in and will be remembered. But on to Patsy...

I agree that Cline should be in the HOF. Was she actually nominated previously, or just been discussed?

Posted by JR on Tuesday, 02.17.09 @ 10:17am


Patsy's one of those few country artists that actually influenced rock 'n' rollers. She and Willie Nelson are the only two off the top of my head that I can think of who aren't in yet. Possibly Conway Twitty too.

She's only been discussed. She's never made the actual ballot yet.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 02.17.09 @ 14:38pm


The Lady is a true Singer!

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 03.14.09 @ 21:46pm


The only problem with Patsy is she can't really be considered an "early influence" because she wasn't "discovered" by Arthur Godfrey on his show until 1957. She had some hits that crossed over onto the pop charts (they simply couldn't be denied), and she did influence a lot of singers, but she was country to the BONE...!!!

If I had my way, I'd say "yes", but in this case the uncertainty is at least a bit understood.

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.12.09 @ 11:15am


# "Walkin' After Midnight" was recorded by Kellie P







The only problem with Patsy is she can't really be considered an "early influence" because she wasn't "discovered" by Arthur Godfrey on his show until 1957. She had some hits that crossed over onto the pop charts (they simply couldn't be denied), and she did influence a lot of singers, but she was country to the BONE...!!!ickler and Madeleine Peyroux. Kellie Pickler originally sang the song on the 2006 season of American Idol. A live version of the song was covered by Bryan Adams, Garth Brooks and Megan Joy. Fiona Apple has also performed the song in low-key live performances.


I Fall to Pieces" Crazy
Walking after midnight

Here /HEAR Are a few cross of her crossovers. When you are as good as Patsy you can be both Rock and Country and that is what she she is ... Look at Roy Orbison to name just one of many cross overs or Chet Atkins etc etc..

YES YES YES to the BEST

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 07.12.09 @ 13:51pm


mrxyz...you've either been hittin' the beach or the studio a lot...don't see you a lot lately!

As for Patsy Cline...you're preachin' to the choir...I've always thought she was great!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.12.09 @ 14:12pm




mrxyz...you've either been hittin' the beach or the studio a lot...don't see you a lot lately!

As for Patsy Cline...you're preachin' to the choir...I've always thought she was great!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 07.12.09 @ 14:12pm

I have been around ya just must of missed my posts I really have nothing to say when it comes to Madonna or MJ so my post are few lol

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 07.12.09 @ 20:21pm


This is a true CRIME that she is not IN....!!! Makes ya wonder who is putting the bop in the bop shoe lop.. Oh well..... just hard to believe..? WOW

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 12.10.09 @ 20:40pm


Wow only 335 vote and God knows how many for such as SRV , Coven ,Perry . Spears { a true shame} good news 84 % yes..

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 01.27.10 @ 20:34pm


I hope the Great Cline makes it in but really, Madonna is the closest we ever got to a female Elvis, She even tied his record of 52 top ten hits and in her 3 decade career --she never needed a comeback.

Posted by skytorch on Thursday, 02.25.10 @ 11:56am


I am a freaking ex-goth kid, and I mean, I think Patsy should be in here. It amazes me that she isn't.

Posted by emaline on Friday, 09.16.11 @ 15:11pm


Why she isn't in the Hall is absolutely mysterious. Great singer, great influence.

Posted by Robert on Tuesday, 11.15.11 @ 10:18am


Strange she's not in. I s'pose it's because she passed away so long ago and therefore can't be part of a big HBO concert special. (Though I bet they could get a few major artists to perform a tribute medley.) While being deceased obviously didn't stop, say, Jimi Hendrix from getting in, Patsy is a tad bit lower profile.

Posted by David Holmes on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 22:19pm


here is one sexy gal with her clothes on !

Posted by happy on Sunday, 05.20.12 @ 12:04pm


One of the, if not the, bigest country snubs.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 09.11.12 @ 15:47pm


Crazy if she is not inducted. Long overdue.

Posted by bubba on Monday, 07.28.14 @ 16:48pm


The fact that Patsy Cline has never been nominated is one of the biggest reasons I question the competency of nominating committee to judge who should be considered for the Hall.

Patsy Cline is icon on the same level of Elvis and Johnny Cash. She is the benchmark for which women in Country are measured. This group includes such crossover artist as Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Linda Ronstadt.

To understand how Patsy Cline was an influence to all women across genres in the music industry, you have to be aware of societal and music industry attitudes of women in the late 50's and early 60's. In an era when men were the headliners and women were the window dressing on the side, Patsy Cline was a headliner. She played on the same field as the boys and held her own.

1999 - #11 on VH1's 100 Women of Rock and Roll

1992 - honored with a US postal stamp

1999 - Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

2005 - listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records for having the record for the most weeks on the US Charts for an album by a female artist (of all genre): 722 weeks total, with 251 of them at # 1, with 'Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits' "

It should also be noted that over the decades after her death, Patsy Cline has charted with numerous releases.

Posted by Zuzu on Wednesday, 05.27.15 @ 15:45pm


country to the bone, her influence was country AND never sounded like rock...

Posted by aj on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 16:43pm


Crazy and Sweet Dreams wasn't comparable to Can't Help Falling in Love With You by Elvis or True Love Ways by Buddy Holly? Both of those are considered Rock and Roll.

Her influence was on every single woman in the music industry that came after her, not just country. Women were not considered headliners until she came along. This was back in the day when women could not get a loan without their husband.

Posted by Zuzu on Thursday, 10.8.15 @ 17:17pm


What! Patsy is not in?

Posted by Brett on Friday, 06.24.16 @ 09:38am


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