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Pat Boone
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Boone, February 2011
Background information
Birth name Charles Eugene Boone
Born June 1, 1934 (1934-06-01) (age 87)
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Christian, pop, country, rock and roll, patriotic
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, motivational speaker, spokesman
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1954–present
Labels Republic, Dot, Tetragrammaton, Melodyland (Motown), Hip-O, The Gold Label, MCA
Associated acts Debby Boone (daughter)

Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone (born June 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American singer, writer and actor. He was a very successful pop musician in the 1950s and 1960s. His many hits were covers of black R&B musicians' songs. At that time black musicians were not played on white radio stations. His daughter Debby is also a singer.

According to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Boone hosted a half-hour ABC variety television series. There were 115 episodes from 1957 to 1960. Many musical performers, including Edie Adams, Andy Williams, Pearl Bailey and Johnny Mathis were on the show.

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