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Charles Eugene Patrick Boone (known as Pat Boone) (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him a popular performer of the 1950s. His cover versions of African-American rhythm and blues hits had a noticeable impact on the development of the broad popularity of rock and roll. He is also an actor, a motivational speaker, a television personality, and a conservative political commentator.
|Born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, Boone is a direct descendant of the American pioneer Daniel Boone. He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, attended David Lipscomb College and began recording in 1954 for Republic Records. His 1955 version of “Ain’t That a Shame” was a huge hit, selling far better than Fats Domino’s original version. This set the stage for the early part of Boone’s career, which focused on covering R&B songs by black artists for a white market. Previously, rock ‘n’ roll had had only limited exposure outside of the African American community. Pat Boone’s pale covers gave attention to the more authentic original artists, such as Little Richard and Fats Domino and to rhythm and blues in general. In addition, the songwriters and copyright holders benefited even when individual artists did not.
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Top 10 Pat Boone Songs
Speedy Gonzales
Love Letters In the Sand
April Love
I'll Be Home
Enter Sandman
Ain't That a Shame
Moody River
Smoke On The Water
Crazy Train
Don't Forbid Me
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In a Metal Mood
Christmas Songs
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Pat Boone's Greatest Hits
In A Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy
Golden Treasury of Hymns
I'll Believe In Music
In A Metal Mood - No More Mr. Nice Guy
The Gold Collection
Love Letters In The Sand
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