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In the years immediately prior to the British Invasion, only one performer rivaled the chart dominance of Elvis Presley, and that was Pat Boone. With his trademark white buck shoes, perfectly combed hair and gleaming smile, Boone was the very essence of wholesome American values, and at a time when the rise of rock & roll was viewed as a sign of the apocalypse, he made the music appear safe and non-threatening, earning some 38 Top 40 hits in the process. It's fitting that his achievements rank closest to those of Presley; after all, both claimed the sound of the black R&B culture for their own, in the process straddling both sides of the color line and popularizing a form of music which otherwise might never have gained widespread acceptance. Of course, while Elvis — with his flashy suits, swiveling hips and suggestive leer — remained persona non grata throughout many corners of mainstream America, Boone was embraced by teens and parents alike; his music polished rock's rough edges away, making songs like "Tutti Frutti" and "Ain't That a Shame" palatable to white audiences raised on the soothing pop traditions of a vanishing era.

Charles Eugene Patrick Boone was born June 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida; a descendant of American frontier hero Daniel Boone; he attended high school in Nashville, and was voted student body president. After graduating, Boone married Shirley Foley, the daughter of country star Red Foley, and after a period at Nashville's David Lipscomb College, he transferred to North Texas State University. There, after taking top honors at a local talent show, he earned the right to appear on the The Ted Mack Amateur Hour, leading to a year-long tenure on The Arthur Godfrey Show. In 1954, Boone made his first recordings for the small Republic label, followed a year later by his Dot Records debut "Two Hearts, Two Kisses." As 1955 drew to a close, he notched his first number one hit, a sedate rendition of Fats Domino's aforementioned "Ain't That a Shame"; in the years to come he would record numerous cover versions of songs first credited to black performers, among them Little Richard, the El Dorados, the Flamingos and Ivory Joe Hunter — indeed, to the chagrin of purists, for many listeners Boone's records remain better-known than the original performances.

Between 1956 and 1963, Boone made some 54 chart appearances, many of them with two-sided hits; his biggest smashes included the number one records "Don't Forbid Me," "Love Letters in the Sand" and "April Love," all three issued in 1957. That year he also began hosting his own ABC television series, The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom; he also conquered film, starring in 15 features including 1957's Bernadine and April Love. Although his TV program ceased production in 1960, Boone remained a major star as the new decade dawned, and in 1961 again topped the charts with "Moody River." He even became an author, writing a series of self-help books for adolescents including Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Between You, Me and the Gatepost and The Care and Feeding of Parents. Although the rise of Beatlemania put the brakes on Boone's run as a teen idol — after 1962, he failed to again crack the Top 40 — he continued recording for Dot through the late 1960s, and in his live performances regularly appeared with his wife and their four daughters, further reinforcing his family-friendly image.

By the 1970s, Boone had shifted almost exclusively to recording gospel material, although he later scored a handful of country hits (on, of all places, Motown); in 1977, his daughter Debby topped the charts with a smash of her own, the wedding perennial "You Light Up My Life." In 1981, Boone published Pray to Win, and in 1983 he began hosting a long-lived contemporary Christian syndicated radio show, all in addition to his extensive charity work. While his recording career continued to taper off, he did issue "Let Me Live," which became an anthem for the anti-choice movement. By and large, Boone spent much of the 1980s and 1990s out of the secular media spotlight, but in 1997 he made a splash with the LP No More Mr. Nice Guy, a tongue-in-cheek collection of covers of heavy metal tunes like "Smoke on the Water" and "Stairway to Heaven." Much of the singer's Christian contingent failed to get the joke, however, and after Boone appeared at the American Music Awards clad in black leather and sporting temporary tattoos, he was dismissed from his Trinity Broadcasting Network program Gospel America.

Title: Learning

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Sea Smooth

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Hear And Feel

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: In The Crowd

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Moonglow

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Folk, American Folk

Title: Unusual Sounds

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: All The Bars

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: Light Branched

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Santas Favorite Hits

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sexy Lady

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: Search For Santa

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: At High Altitude

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Laid Back

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Play My Favorite Hits

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: Always The Best Hits

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Jazz

Title: A Winners Look

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Lets Have A Drink

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Profoundly Love

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Gee Whittakers!

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: Pussy Cat

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Mystic Moments

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Explore New

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: Summerish

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Blowball

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: All Too Delicate

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: By Water

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: A Traveller

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: The Gold Collection

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop, Teen Pop

Title: Love Letters

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock, Pop, Teen Pop

Title: Pat's Big Hits, Vol. 2

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Jazz

Title: Near

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop, Teen Pop

Title: Classics

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock

Title: The Nice Guy Pat Boone

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Expanse

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: Between

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock, Punk Rock

Title: Jazz Up

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: Star Dust

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Teen Pop

Title: It's Too Soon To Know

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: Joker

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Rock

Title: You and I - Single

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop

Title: A Pocketful of Hope

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Gospel, Pop

Title: Tenderly / Moonglow

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Pop, Teen Pop

Title: Saved

Artist: Pat Boone

Genre: Gospel, Country

Collections

Title: Ultimate Memories

Genre: Pop

Title: Dumb Ditties

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Rock n Roll

Genre: Rock

Title: Millennium Pop Hits

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Ballads Vol 1

Genre: Pop

Title: Pop Gold, Vol. 2

Genre: Pop

Title: Pop Gold, Vol. 1

Genre: Pop

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