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The most popular female country singer in recording history, Patsy Cline has achieved iconic status since her tragic early death at age thirty in Cline is frequently invoked as a standard for female vocalists, and she has inspired scores of singers including k. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, in the midst of the Depression, she demonstrated musical proclivity at an early age—a talent inherited from her father, an accomplished amateur singer who, Cline later said, sexually abused her as a child.
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Vocalist Patsy Cline was one of the first women to break into the country and western music scene, which was, until then, dominated by men. Up until Patsy Cline's recordings in the late s and early s there were only a handful of country and western female singers; and the title of queen belonged solely to Kitty Wells. All three singers were major influences on Cline's style.
But Patsy Cline had an exceptional gift, a voice that lent itself easily to pop-style ballads despite her preference for country. It wasn't her idea to gradually move away from fiddle and steel guitar accompaniment to stringed orchestras and elegant background vocalists but rather the people she worked with, some with an ear for what makes a star and at least one with a nose for the scent of greenbacks but a lack of foresight. What matters in the long run is that she recorded a little more than one hundred songs during her regrettably short, accident-prone life, and her entire output, regardless of genre or quality of material, is outstanding because of the sincere, emotionally flawless way she delivered a song.
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Throughout his career he fought for the agency to concentrate more on "pure" intelligence and less on the covert operations run by its "Praetorian Guard", the "Directorate for Plans". In Cline decided, correctly, that the text of Nikita Khrushchev's famous "secret speech" to the Soviet Communist Party's Twentieth Congress, which the agency had received from an Israeli source, was authentic and persuaded Allen Dulles, the Director of Central Intelligence DCIto publish it in the face of opposition from several of the agency's senior barons. These men, among them James Jesus Angleton, head of Counter-Espionage, and Frank Wisner Snr, the Director for Plans, wanted to keep the secret speech secret, and leak out Khrushchev's revelations about Stalin's crimes a little at a time to encourage the anti-Soviet resistance in eastern Europe.