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  Skeeter Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Davis was born Mary Frances Penick on a farm in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
In 1973, the Opry suspended Davis for dedicating a song to recently arrested Christians witnessing at a public mall during an Opry performance, deeming her remarks "political", but was reinstated in 1975 and continued to perform until 2001, when she was incapacitated by the breast cancer that would claim her life.
Skeeter Davis is the only woman in the history of the Billboard charts to hit the top ten singles list on all four singles charts, the Hot 100 (pop/rock), country, easy listening, and soul/rhythm and blues with her 1963 smash "The End of the World".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skeeter_Davis   (843 words)

  
 The Davis Sisters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Davis Sisters was a gospel group founded by Ruth ("Baby Sis") Davis and featuring her sisters Thelma, Audrey and Alfreda.
Raised in the Fire-Baptized Holiness Church in Philadelphia, the Davis Sisters were one of the first female groups to sing "hard gospel" of the sort being pioneered by the Dixie Hummingbirds and other male quartets of the day.
The Davis Sisters also accompanied their singing with the sort of "acting out" that other singers, such as Dorothy Love Coates and the Ward Singers later made famous; the Davis Sisters were heavily influenced at this time by Gertrude Ward, the organizing spirit behind the Ward Singers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Davis_Sisters   (476 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis - Biography - AOL Music
Skeeter Davis never received much critical attention, but in the '50s and '60s, she recorded some of the most accessible crossover country music, occasionally skirting rock & roll.
In the early '60s, Davis followed the heels of Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline to become one of the first big-selling female country crossover acts, although her pop success was pretty short-lived.
Davis concentrated on the country market after the early '60s, although she never seemed too comfortable limiting herself to the Nashville crowd.
music.aol.com /artist/skeeter-davis/69196/biography   (453 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis, 72, Grand Ole Opry singer - The Boston Globe
Davis, nicknamed Skeeter by her grandfather who said she was so active she buzzed around like a mosquito, had toured with Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones.
Davis was suspended from the Opry for more than a year for protesting the arrest of "Jesus freaks" in Nashville.
Davis began a solo career after her duet partner, Betty Jack Davis, was killed in a 1953 car wreck.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/09/20/skeeter_davis_72_grand_ole_opry_singer   (253 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis
The Davis Sisters sang in the local Lexington, Kentucky area and appeared on local radio WLAX in 1949.
Davis teamed up with producer, Chet Atkins and scored her first solo country chart hit in 1958 with "Lost To A Geisha Girl." This was during a time when the female acts were surging forward with "response" songs to some of the biggest hits by male artists.
In 1973, Davis was dropped from the Grand Ole Opry's roster due to her strong criticisms of the Nashville Police Department during one of her performances.
www.takecountryback.com /legends/skeeterdavis.htm   (790 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis - Passages - Note Taken Of The Passings Of The Entertainers Of Our Lives
Davis was born in Dry Ridge, Ky., to the late William Lee and Sarah Rachel Roberts Penick and made her home in Brentwood.
Davis was preceded in death by brother, Meryl “Dean” Penick, and sister, Suzan Christopher Marley.
Davis was born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and started performing early with singer Betty Jack Davis as The Davis Sisters.
www.waxmuseum.net /SkeeterDavis.html   (2118 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis
Skeeter Davis was born Mary Frances Penick on December 30th, 1931 in the small Appalachian town of Dry Ridge, Kentucky.
The Davis Sisters sang in the Lexington, Kentucky area and appeared on radio WLAX in 1949.
Davis achieved one of her greatest ambitions when, in 1959, she moved to Nashville and became a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry.
www.spectropop.com /remembers/SkDobit.htm   (1082 words)

  
 Ada Davis, Army Spouse & Government Employee
Nolton Davis was playing with his granddaughter when a friend called to tell him that terrorists had crashed a plane into the Pentagon -- where his wife, Ada, worked.
Ada Davis was supposed to retire last summer, her husband said.
Davis was buried in Section 64 of Arlington National Cemetery, near the Pentagon.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /ada-davis.htm   (359 words)

  
 The Davis Sisters - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Clara Ward; The Caravans; The Clark Sisters; The Barrett Sisters;
The Davis Sisters were in fact not sisters at all.
Penick changed her name to Skeeter Davis for professional purposes, so that the duo could be billed as a sister combination.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,420859,00.html   (527 words)

  
 Grand Old Opry Member Skeeter Davis Dies at 72
Davis had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988 and had a recurrence in 1996.
Thus, Skeeter Davis was born to the rest of the world.
In 1985, she re-recorded an old Davis Sisters' hit, "May You Never Be Alone," with the group NRBQ.
www.rockabilly.nl /artists/skeeterdavis.htm   (512 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis Homepage- Unofficial Site
Davis left RCA around 1974 and subsequent records were spotty, with one exception: She Sings, They Play was a clever, stylish 1980s album with NRBQ, whose bassist, Joey Spampinato, she married in 1983.
Skeeter Davis was one of the pioneering female vocalists in country music.
Skeeter Davis was born on a farm in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, the first of seven children in the family of Sarah and William Penick.
www.ronstadt-linda.com /skeeterdavis   (1036 words)

  
 Sisters leave fortune to preveterinary program - November 15, 2001
Sisters Gladys Davis and Vivian Davis Michael yearned to have some influence in helping animals, and in veterinary medicine in Morgantown, W.Va. In bequeathing the largest private donation from individuals to West Virginia University in the institution's history, they may have just done that.
According to the sisters' attorney, John Patrick Ball, they grew up on a farm and amassed their wealth by wise investments from an inheritance left by their mother, Estelle Conaway Davis.
In addition to the $16.2 million and the Conaway family farm the Davis sisters left the agriculture college, further funds from the estate, $1,191,000, will establish scholarships and refurbish property for the WVU College of Law.
www.avma.org /onlnews/javma/nov01/s111501g.asp   (656 words)

  
 'Grand Ole Opry' member Skeeter Davis dies of cancer at age 72 - Monday, 09/20/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
She burst onto the Nashville scene in 1953 with a duo called The Davis Sisters, her ground-breaking double-tracked harmonies (essentially, she would record her lead vocal, then record a harmony part over that vocal) made waves in 1957, and she was made a member of the Opry in 1959.
Davis was born Mary Frances Penick on Dec. 30, 1931, in the Appalachian village of Dry Ridge, Ky. Her ''Skeeter'' nickname was bestowed by her grandfather.
Davis became associated with the decidedly uptown ''Nashville Sound.'' Her greatest example of that sound, The End of the World, was a springboard to international notoriety.
www.tennessean.com /obits/archives/05/01/58009890.shtml?Element_ID=58009890   (1002 words)

  
 Gift represents love of animals, supports veterinary program
The Davis sisters’ gifts were made to the colleges through the WVU Foundation, a private non-profit organization, which is the designated agency to receive and administer gifts from private individuals and organizations for the benefit of West Virginia University and its affiliated organizations.
Both sisters were active members of the community, as members of the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Women’s Club of Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center, Palatines of America and the Morgantown Music Club.
The sisters were descendants of John Davis, one of the first lot owners of Morgan’s Town in 1775.
www.nis.wvu.edu /releases/davisgift.htm   (1193 words)

  
 CMT.com : News : Grand Ole Opry's Skeeter Davis Dead at 72
Davis was born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., on Dec. 30, 1931.
Eventually, Davis moved to Nashville to record for RCA as a solo act with Chet Atkins as her producer.
Davis was married and divorced three times: To early sweetheart Kenneth Depew, to disc jockey and TV personality Ralph Emery and to NRBQ bassist Joey Spampinato.
www.cmt.com /news/articles/1491190/20040919/davis_skeeter.jhtml?headlines=true   (648 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Skeeter Davis was a country star throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's who had some hits that crossed over to the pop charts in the early 60's.
The Davis Sisters -- who were the best of friends, but not sisters -- appeared on the radio in Lexington, Kentucky in 1949 and met with mild success.
In 1963 Skeeter Davis had a tremendously successful country and pop hit with The End Of The World, which reached number two on the pop chart, was a huge hit for her in England, and became her signature song.
www.tsimon.com /davis.htm   (651 words)

  
 Representative Lee Jarrell Davis
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 The Davis Sisters - The Lasting Legacy of a Short-Lived Duo
Davis and Penick would drive over to the show during their school lunch hour; they received $14.28 a week for their efforts.
The newly dubbed Davis Sisters soon became regular per­formers on WLEX in Lexington, often fea­tured on a live radio broadcast from Jimmie Skinner's record store in Cincinnati, called The Mid-Morning Jamboree.
Penick and Davis were booked for appear­ances at major country music venues, in­cluding a series of appearances in August with Eddy Arnold on Perry Como's popu­lar TV variety show.
www.ronstadt-linda.com /skeeterdavis/artj1993.htm   (1069 words)

  
 Minnie Davis of Coram
The autobiography was submitted on December 17, 1932 as part of the requirements for a course in Written English (Section 011.2) at New York University's Washington Square College.
As she looks back on it now the thing that looms brightest on that eventful night was a bouquet of American Beauties given her by her most ardent admirer who (if the truth be told) shortly forgot her for one fairer and more brilliant.
She even dreams (that is if she is thrifty and this depression doesn't last too long) that she may sometime spend a winter in sunny Italy or along the coast of southern France.
www.longwood.k12.ny.us /history/bio/mdavis.htm   (913 words)

  
 Skeeter Davis Discography, Page 1 (CDs) -- Joe Sixpack's Guide To Hick Music
She was also a super-sincere and strikingly rural vocalist, whose plaintive style stood in contrast to the increasingly bland female vocals of the time.
After a couple years downtime, Davis resumed her career and steadily became a favorite at the RCA studios, as well as a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Davis' sometimes-reedy vocals might not be for everyone, but there's still a lot of fun stuff to be found on her dozens of albums, all of which are sadly out of print.
www.slipcue.com /music/country/countryartists/skeeterdavis.html   (672 words)

  
 Grace Davis of Coram
The sight of a strawberry patch for picking, the smell of flwalnut stain on one's hands and the feeling of driving into the barn on top of a load of hay are experiences never to be forgotten.
Again, she is most thankful for an older sister and a younger brother.
Miss Davis contends that independence is the greatest asset of the rural school.
www.longwood.k12.ny.us /history/bio/gdavis.htm   (716 words)

  
 The Davis-Bean Trees
Another Hilton ancestor with a rather fascinating story is Margaret Stilson who, along with her mother and brother (and perhaps a sister), was kidnapped by the Indians in Maine about 1688 when she was around 9 or 10 years old and sold to the French in Canada.
One descendant of that first Davis to arrive in America, Captain James Davis, was Thomas Davis (born in 1669), who with his wife Mary Pierpont were founders of the Davises of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland.
They had thirteen children and one of those, Richard Davis and his wife Ruth Warfield also had a large family and seem to have propogated a huge number of descendants living across the United States today.
kerrysdavis.home.comcast.net   (1512 words)

  
 Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
DAVIS: This name was once explained to me as such, "There are more Davis's then there are Trees." After looking into this new hobby of Genealogy, I believe someone forgot to mention the tree roots and what a tangle they can create.
JAMES RUBIN DAVIS SR This is a strange spelling for Rubin, it should be Reubin or Reuben.
There are shades of memory of this man in me. Ancient cobwebs of small carnival rides, or at least of the kid sized train, surface once in a great while.
members.aol.com /chaz1d/Davis.html   (337 words)

  
 The Clark Sisters on Rhapsody   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Mainstays of the Gospel music scene since their inception in the early '60s, the Clark Sisters are a high-energy vocal group who perform the sort...
Christian/Gospel > Gospel > Urban/Contemporary Gospel > The Clark Sisters
Hear The Clark Sisters and similar artists on this station.
www.rhapsody.com /theclarksisters   (65 words)

  
 MELVIN S. DAVIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
MELVIN S. Melvin Stevenson Davis, 73, of the 1300 block of Hanson Ave., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1995, in his residence.
Davis, a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, was a native of Norfolk.
Davis was an Army veteran of World War II.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp951007/10070204.htm   (181 words)

  
 Goldsboro News-Argus | Obituaries: WILLIE DAVIS
Davis was a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired from Georgia-Pacific Corp. in California where he worked for 22 years.
He was the husband of the late Alma Oliver Davis and was preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Davis Peterson, Mary Ruth Davis Carr, and Marie Davis Jackson, and brothers, Woodrow Davis and Edward Davis.
He is survived by two step-sons, Russell Elswich and Steve Elswich, both of California; a brother, Tommy Davis of Roanoke Rapids; four sisters, Eliza Davis of Clinton, Helen Davis House of Mount Olive, Edna Davis Webster of Clinton, and Louise Davis Malpass of Mount Olive; and six grandchildren.
www.newsargus.com /obituaries/archives/2004/10/05/willie_davis/index.shtml   (256 words)

  
 The Davis Enterprise
Traveling to Hollywood with their mother, Kim Eichorn, they were part of a group of 100 attendees who learned about the film industry and how they can improve movies for girls.
Sister Kaylor, 12, had her own thoughts about female characters in movies.
While there is plenty of work to be done to improve the way females are portrayed in the movies, the sisters think one recent film got it right.
www.davisenterprise.com /articles/2005/07/12/features/172fea0.txt   (682 words)

  
 The Davis Sisters - AOL Music
Similar Artists: The Barrett Sisters, The Clark Sisters, The Caravans, Clara Ward
The Davis Sisters- Skeeter and Betty Jack Of the many lesser-known recording artists who passed across the country music scene in the 1950's, there are few...
Download, listen and watch The Davis Sisters music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/the-davis-sisters/2257/main   (188 words)

  
 The Sisters (1938)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Trivia: Originally the film credits were to read "Errol Flynn in The Sisters", but Bette Davis demanded equal billing alongside Errol Flynn.
Davis gives a wonderful ingénue performance as the less fortunate of three pharmacist's daughters who live and love at the turn of the century (with the action beginning with the election of Roosevelt and ending with the election of Taft).
Davis, however, is determined to stand by her man and make her marriage work.
imdb.com /title/tt0030755   (347 words)

  
 "Sisters" (1991)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Plot Summary: "Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka...
The mom had a saying and it was something like people will come and go as will friends but you will always have your sisters (or something to that effect).
As an only child, I really longed to have a sister but it was fun to watch the Reed girls every week.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0101199   (320 words)

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