Tuesday, January 15, 2019


     This week I noticed that Pat Boone's wife died. I hadn't heard anything about Pat Boone for years. That sent me running to the LPs to find my Pat Boone album. I couldn't find it so I guess the LP disappeared some where along my travels.  That sent me to You Tube to find some of his songs and listen to them again. I found out that I like them just as much now as I did then.

     Pat Boone was one of my favorites. His music was light, bouncy and upbeat. Pat came after Elvis and many other Rockers. It took me a long time to warm up to Elvis. It took me a long time to warm up to the Beatles. I listened to all the old time rockers . I liked Buddy Holly much more than Elvis. I listened to all the teen age rocker sensations. I would still listen to Pat Boone.

     Pat Boone borrowed many songs and made hits out of them. Some of the more well known songs were "Ain't that a shame", "Long Tall Sally" and "Tutti Frutti". 

    After all these performers, I still liked Pat Boone. When I went over his biography, I realized he had many more hits than I remember.

    Although I like Boone's music, I do not like his politics. Boone was much too far to right wing causes .

    So the event of the death of Pat Boone's wife brought me back to many old memories.

   Now I wonder how many of my readers will say, "Pat Boone?" Who was he? I'm not sure how well known Pat Was in Europe but I'm about to find out.