Skeeter Davis

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Skeeter Davis
Background information
Birth name Mary Frances Penick
Born December 30, 1931(1931-12-30)
Origin Dry Ridge, Kentucky, U.S.
Died September 19, 2004(2004-09-19) (aged 72)
Genres country, pop,
Nashville sound
Occupations Singer/Songwriter
Instruments vocals
Years active 1952 – 2004
Labels RCA Records
Mercury Records
Rounder Records
Fortune Records
Associated acts Chet Atkins, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Connie Smith, Bobby Bare, Dottie West, George Hamilton IV

Mary Frances Penick (December 30, 1931September 19, 2004) better known by her stage name, Skeeter Davis was an American country music singer.

Her best known song is her 1963 hit, The End of the World.

She released 30 studio albums during her musical career.

She died on September 19, 2004 because of breast cancer which she had been battling for years.


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