Charlie Dick, American record promoter, Died at 81


Charlie Dick was born on May 24, 1934, and died on November 8, 2015.

He was an American record promoter and widower of American country singer Patsy Cline.

Charlie married Patsy Cline, who was previously named Virginia Patterson Hensley.

This was the second marriage for the singer who was already known at the time for her hit “Walkin’ After Midnight,” the union produced two children, Julie and Randy.

After Charlie’s wife passed, he still continued in the music industry where he earned his recognition.

Charlie was working as a record promoter for several independent labels in Nashville throughout the 1960s and 1970s, such as Starday Records.

He remarried in 1965 to newcomer Jamey Ryan, they divorced in the early 70’s after having a son together.

Charlie took an active role in the release of Patsy Cline in 1997: Live at the Cimarron Ballroom a July 1961 concert from Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was thought to have been long-lost.

Due to the renewed interest in his wife, Dick along with MCA Record, began to see a massive reissue campaign of her work, resulting in the continued sales of her 1967 greatest hits album, which ranked as the biggest selling album by a female vocalist in the format until Shania Twain’s The Woman in Me, as well as the essential 1991 MCA box set The Patsy Cline Collection.

Charlie Dick passed away at age 81 in November.