Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley. He still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 popular Hollywood movies. His "covers" of "soul and r&b artists" made the songs acceptable to the general public and eventually increased the acceptance of that music genre as it became part of the world of rock and roll. According to an opinion poll of high school students in 1957, the singer was nearly the "two-to-one favorite over Elvis Presley among boys and preferred almost three-to-one by girls...". His appeal to parents was strong; his Christian values have influenced the majority of his life, as well as the lives of others.
Below, Pat talks here about the music of today as well as a look back at his phenomenal career
JUST A FEW OF HIS BIGGEST HITS:
In the years since his phenomenal run of hits on the pop charts, Pat went on to become more than just a rock and roll icon. He became an iconic legend, whose vocal mastery in any musical format is second to none. Just a few samples of his eclectic capability can be seen in the few examples below: