Personalities | Skeeter Davis | Nashville & Beyond | Country

(Vocals, 1931–2004)

Davis (real name Mary Frances Penick) began her career in a duo called The Davis Sisters, along with her friend Betty Jack Davis. They had a No. 1 hit for RCA with ‘I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know’ in 1953 before Betty Jack was killed in a car crash later that year. On her own, Davis found solo fame with late 1950s and early 1960s hits like ‘I’m Falling Too’ and ‘The End Of The World’, which was a hit in both the country and pop charts in 1963.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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