Favorite Bible Stories in Rhyme (BK/CD)
Dan Waldron grew up in the Fabulous Fifties, and over the next 65 years he curated over 500 pieces of Pat Boone memorabilia that went on to become part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute to Teenage Idols display.
In this book/CD collection of original poems read by Pat Boone, Dan Waldron has distilled Bible stories and principles into rhyme, complemented by daughter Kristi Paszkeicz’s colorful illustrations and an inspiring selection of songs of faith and hope recorded by Pat Boone.
- JONAH/Abide With Me, Dave Siebels
- HAVE YOUR OWN WAY, LORD/Pat Boone
- ECCLESIASTES/Doxology, Eric Brenton
- PASS ME NOT/Pat Boone
- THE PRODIGAL SON/Going Home, Eric Brenton
- YOU’RE IN THE WILL/Pat Boone
- THE ELDER SON/You Are Not Alone, David Diggs
- A WONDERFUL TIME UP THERE/Pat Boone
- NICODEMUS/Sheep May Safely Graze, Eric Brenton
- I SAW THE LIGHT/Pat Boone
- O’ WRETCHED MAN/Thank You, Holy Lord, David Diggs
- THANK YOU, HOLY LORD/Pat Boone
ALL SONGS PUBLISHED BY SPOONE MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Executive Producer: Pat Boone
Producers: Dana McElwain, Dan Waldron
Illustrations: Kristi Paszkeicz
Art Direction/Project Manager: Dana McElwain
Package Design: Peter F. Muller
Music Produced and Arranged by: David Diggs, Dave Siebels, Eric Brenton
Vocals and Narration: Pat Boone
In the years immediately prior to the British Invasion, only one performer rivaled the chart dominance of Elvis Presley, and that was Pat Boone. With his trademark white buck shoes, perfectly combed hair and gleaming smile, Boone was the very essence of wholesome American values, and at a time when the rise of Rock ‘n Roll was a sign of the apocalypse, he made the music appear safe and non-threatening, earning some 38 Top 40 hits in the process. His position as teen idol was clinched by the charting status of more than 60 of his singles.
Pat Boone has over 20 Gospel albums in all to his credit – some including songs he’d written – and he’s credited as having recorded the first-ever million-selling Gospel record! In 2003 he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, along with Amy Grant and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Pat and Shirley (Foley) Boone (daughter of country star ‘Red’ Foley) were married for over 65 years. “We lived a wonderful, blessed life together. I’ve parted with my better half for a little while…but we don’t die, we just move on to another place,” Pat said of his high school sweetheart.
Dan Waldron grew up in the Fabulous Fifties. As a young teenager he remembers how the world paused whenever a Pat Boone song was played on local radio; AIN’T THAT A SHAME, I ALMOST LOST MY MIND, DON’T FORBID ME, LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND, APRIL LOVE, ANASTASIA, I’LL BE HOME, and the list goes on. Dan’s extensive collection of about 500 pieces of Pat Boone memorabilia includes albums, movie posters, magazines, clothing, and promotional items documenting over 65 years as a singer and actor, and went on to become part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute to Teenage Idols display. Dan eventually met Pat while working as a cameraman at the Trinity Broadcasting Network in Santa Ana, CA, then went on to work on the Pat Boone Fan Club Newsletter for several years and displayed his collection at Pat Boone¬ concerts and special events. Dan resides in California, has been married for 52 years and has two daughters and 4 grandchildren.