Duets 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (CD)
This 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition CD features never-before-released live recordings and a star-studded lineup of performers from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s! Thirteen live recordings pulled from Pat’s hit variety TV show The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom (aired on ABC from 1957 1960).
Bonus material includes: career facts & chart stats, a timeline of the early hits, and behind-the-scenes stories about each guest artist.
Released Jun. 9, 2015
- Pat Boone & Ella Fitzgerald “I Wish I Were In Love Again”
- Pat Boone & Ella Fitzgerald “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”
- Pat Boone & Count Basie “I’ve Heard That Song Before”
- Pat Boone & Nat ‘King’ Cole “Nature Boy/Poison Ivy”
- Pat Boone & The Kingston Trio “Tom Dooley”
- Pat Boone & Anna Maria Alberghetti “You’re the Cream In My Coffee/The Coffee Song”
- Pat Boone & Connie Francis “My Happiness”
- Pat Boone & Jo Stafford “Folk Medley”
- Pat Boone & George Shearing “Stranger In Paradise”
- Pat & Shirley Boone and the Boone Girls “Rock-A-Bye”
- Pat Boone & Andy Williams “Tenderly”
- Pat Boone & Roy Rogers “Cowboy Medley”
- Pat & Shirley Boone “May The Good Lord Bless and Keep You”
Executive Producers: Pat Boone, Marc Whitmore
Compilation Producer: David Diggs
In the years immediately prior to the British Invasion, only one performer rivaled the chart dominance of Elvis Presley, and that was Pat Boone. Boone was the very essence of wholesome American values. At a time when the rise of Rock ‘n Roll was viewed as a sign of the apocalypse, he made the music appear safe and non-threatening, earning some 38 Top 40 hits in the process.
Born Charles Eugene Patrick Boone on June 1, 1934 in Jacksonville, FL and raised in Nashville, TN, “Pat” Boone attended high school in Nashville and sang in church with his brother Nick and family, and all over town at school affairs, community events, and on local TV and radio. Boone made his recording debut in 1954 on Republic Records, followed a year later by his Dot Records debut “Two Hearts, Two Kisses.” At the end of 1955 he notched his first No. 1 hit with a rendition of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame.”
Boone later recorded numerous songs originating from the likes of Little Richard, the El Dorados, the Flamingos and Ivory Joe Hunter. From 1956–1963 Boone accumulated nearly 54 chart appearances, many of them with two-sided hits. His most notable smashes included the No. 1 records “Don’t Forbid Me,” “Love Letters in the Sand” and “April Love,” all three issued in 1957. That same year he began hosting his own ABC television series “The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom,” which featured a number of top-name guests, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Connie Frances, Roy Rogers, Frankie Avalon, and Tony Bennett, among many others. Among his numerous awards and accolades, Boone has sold 45 million records worldwide, has 13 gold singles, two gold albums and a platinum album. He’s starred in 15 movies, including 1957’s Bernardine, and he has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2003 Boone was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, along with Amy Grant and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Pat and Shirley, his wife of 63 years, live in Los Angeles, California. Their most cherished awards are their 4 daughters, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.