Patsy Cline Museum: 10 Must-See Items

New Nashville museum includes her home stereo console and the watch she was wearing in the plane crash that took her life

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The Key to New York City
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The Key to New York City

In November 1961, five months after a near-fatal car accident, Cline joined Opry stars Jim Reeves, Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl, Bill Monroe, Marty Robbins and Faron Young to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall. New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner presented her with the key to the city. Of special note that night was the attendance of Princess Monassia, the sister of the king of Persia. According to Patsy's account during a TV appearance three days later, the princess raved about her performance above all others that night, telling the head of the musicians' union in New York, "The most tremendous thing as far as I'm concerned on the show was the girl – that Cline girl."

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