Whatever Happened To Skeeter Davis
If someone asked you what was the biggest hit record Mary Frances Penick, you probably reply....'Huh??'...'Who??.
Well, believe it or not, Mary Frances Penick had one of the biggest Country and Pop hits of the entire year of 1963, a song that went on to become and all-time classic and her signature song.
It was called 'The End Of The World'. Oh yeah, and Mary Frances Penick had, by then, become known to the world as Skeeter Davis.
By the way, 'Skeeter' was given to her as a child by her Grandfather because he though she had as much energy as a mosquito.
Skeeter had some relatively minor hits in the late 50's and early 60's, but then along came 'The End Of The World', a song that not only hit huge in country and pop music, but was a Top 5 Rhythm and Blues hit as well, selling well over a million copies.
A long time member of the Grand Ole Opry, Skeeter continued to have country hits, but nothing ever again like the phenomena of 'The End of The World'.
So whatever happened to Skeeter Davis?
Well, Skeeter continued to record and tour into the early 2000's. But in 2001 Skeeter was diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease that took her life in 2004 at the age of 72.