Oral History Information
Dodie Stevens loves to sing and has for as long as she can remember. Her parents told her she was singing before she talked. Dodie grew up performing on radio and early TV dance programs. In 1959 she had her first big hit, “Tan Shoes and Pink Shoelaces,” which was followed up by “No” and “Yes, I am Lonesome Tonight.” Dodie later sang back-up for several performers, including songwriter Mac Davis for over 12 years. In recent years has been a vocal teacher in Vista, California, just north of San Diego.