Pat Boone

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Pat Boone

Boone, February 2011
Background information
Birth name Charles Eugene Boone
Born June 1, 1934 (1934-06-01) (age 79)
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Christian, pop, country, rock and roll, patriotic
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actor, motivational speaker, spokesman
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1954–present
Labels Republic, Dot, Tetragrammaton, Melodyland (Motown), Hip-O, The Gold Label, MCA
Associated acts Debby Boone (daughter)
Website patboone.com

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone[1] (born June 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American singer, writer and actor. He was a highly successful pop musician in the 1950s and 1960s. His many hits were covers of black R&B musicians' songs. At that time black musicians were not played on white radio stations. His daughter Debby is also a singer.

According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley.[2] He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Boone hosted a half-hour ABC variety television series. There were 115 episodes from 1957 to 1960. Many musical performers, including Edie Adams, Andy Williams, Pearl Bailey and Johnny Mathis were on the show.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Current Biography Yearbook. New York, New York: The H.W. Wilson Company. 1959.
  2. Joel Whitburn,, Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, The, 1996, p.806, Billboard

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