Pat Boone

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Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American pop singer who was one of the bestselling artists of the 1950s and '60s. In a seven-year period from 1955 to 1962 he had 38 songs among the Top 40 hits and six songs that became Number 1 hits. Among his early hits were cover versions of rock 'n' roll songs originally recorded by Fats Domino and Little Richard, but he soon began to specialise in ballads, projecting a wholesome, boy-next-door image: his trademark was white buck shoes.

A descendant of the American pioneer Daniel Boone, he eventually became an ardent advocate of political and cultural conservatism. In December, 2007, he wrote an article in WorldNetDaily attacking the American Civil Liberties Union as "Public Enemy No. 1".[1]



The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, by Joel Whitburn, Billboard Books, New York, 1989, ISBN 0-85112-389-2