Skeeter Davis

Skeeter Davis


Morrissey sang part of her song: "The End Of The World" (1962) a cappella at the beginning of his Wembley concert, March 14, 2020.

The song is also sampled in I've Changed My Plea To Guilty.

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Mary Frances Davis (born December 30, 1931, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, USA – died September 19, 2004, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Her grandfather thought she had a lot of energy for a young child, and nicknamed her "Skeeter" (slang for mosquito).

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Skeeter Davis (born Mary Frances Penick; December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an American country music singer and songwriter who sang crossover pop music songs including 1962's "The End of the World". She started out as part of the Davis Sisters as a teenager in the late 1940s, eventually landing on RCA Victor. In the late 1950s, she became a solo star. One of the first women to achieve major stardom in the country music field as a solo vocalist, she was an acknowledged influence on Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton and was hailed as an "extraordinary country/pop singer" by The New York Times music critic Robert Palmer.