Pat Boone has travelled a long way from his childhood days in Nashville, Tennessee. However, he remains the son his parents always wanted, and a loving husband to the childhood sweetheart he married when they were both just 19. This volume traces how Pat moved from recording artist to actor, spokesperson, TV personality, radio host, author, sportsman, composer/lyricist, religious leader, and ambassador. His many achievements include 13 gold discs, two gold albumns and one platinum albumn (Love Letters in the Sand), and the longest continuous period ever in the US charts (200 weeks). Pat has starred in many films including "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and "The Cross and Switchblade". He has raised money for famine relief and the handicapped and has been named Christian Ambassador to Israel by the Israeli Tourism Board in the USA. This is the story of well-known recording artist Pat Boone , who in the earliest days of rock 'n' roll worked with Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Everley Brothers, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and so on.
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A story of remarkable achievement, shocking controversy and glowing faith.
Pat Boone is far more than a living rock ‘n’ roll legend, though that is where his story begins. Working with such great names as--Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and others, Boone rocketed to the pinnacle of pop-music stardom in the 1950s, setting an unbroken record for hit singles and garnering international acclaim.
Today, with thirteen gold discs, two gold albums and one platinum album to his credit, Pat Boone has worn an amazing variety of hats: recording artist, actor, spokesperson, TV personality, radio host, author, sportsman, songwriter, religious leader and long-time husband to his high-school sweetheart.
Here is the story of the man behind the achievements. Pat Boone is a captivating look at the people, events and deep Christian convictions that have shaped a remarkable life and career, from the amateur competitions of the fifties to the furor over Boone’s heavy-metal album in 1997. The history of rock ‘n’ roll comes alive in these pages, lit by a faith that inspires through its determination to reach the world with a message worth hearing.
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Book Description Zondervan, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007100876