Last Concert (March 3, 1963)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Patsy performed at a benefit concert that was organized for the family of a disc jockey recently killed in an automobile accident. There were three shows at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City. Fellow artists were George Jones, Billy Walker, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Wilma Lee & Stony Cooper, Dottie West, George Riddle & The Jones Boys and George McCormick & The Clinch Mountain Clan. Guy Smith, Hap Peebles and Herb Hoeflicker served as the Masters of Ceremony.

Hap Peebles opened the show with the announcement "Cactus Jack Call earned a reputation as one of country music's great Midwestern voices. The entertainers of this Grand Ole Opry show are here because of the respect and affection they felt for him. It doesn't seem right doing a show without Cactus Jack in his western shirt and string tie interviewing and bringing on the stars. Rest assured, Jack is with us in spirit as we celebrate his memory and dedication to country music."

Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes were lost two days later, returning from this appearance. Hughes's plane crashed in the western forests of Tennessee. Patsy was 90 miles from home and 30 years old.

Date: March 3, 1963
Location: 600 North 7th Street, Kansas City KS.
Concerts at 14:00, 17:15, 20:15

Patsy Cline (v)

a. Leavin' On Your Mind(Wayne Walker, Webb Pierce)
b. She's Got You(Hank Cochran)
c. Heartaches(Al Hoffman, John Klenner)
d. Am I A Fool(Bobby Lord, Mozelle Lord)
e. Sweet Dreams (Of You)(Don Gibson)
f. Faded Love(Bob Wills, John Wills)
g. I Fall To Pieces(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
h. Crazy(Willie Nelson)
i. I'll Sail My Ship Alone(Sydney Nathan, Henry Bernard, Morry Burns, Henry Thurston)

The performances are taken from biography and should be deemed tentative.

Sessions Reported: 1

Performances Reported: 9

Unique Songs Reported: 9