Pat Boone  

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"Pat Boone, speaking at the Greater New York Anti-Communism Rally in Madison Square Garden: "I would rather see my four daughters shot before my eyes than to have them grow up in a Communist United States." --How a Satirical Editor Became a Yippie Conspirator in Ten Easy Years (1958) by Paul Krassner


"Pat Boone covered black artists' songs (when part of the country was segregated) and sold more copies than his black counterparts."--Sholem Stein

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Charles Eugene (Pat) Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, actor and writer who was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He covered black artists' songs (when part of the country was segregated) and sold more copies than his black counterparts. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Boone's talent as a singer and actor, combined with his old-fashioned values, contributed to his popularity in the early rock and roll era. He continues to perform, and speak as a motivational speaker, a television personality, a conservative political commentator and a preacher.



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