December 3, 1993 |
Everybody knows Elvis Presley was the biggest-selling record artist during rock's early years, registering a phenomenal 19 Top 10 singles from 1955 to 1959 alone. However, the odds are you'll have trouble identifying his chief commercial rock rival back then. The nominees: * Chuck Berry, rock's first great writer-performer and a member of the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class.
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September 5, 1992 |
What could be nicer than a still boyish-looking Pat Boone looking into the television camera and sincerely appealing to his evangelical friends to donate money to the United Jewish Appeal's Operation Exodus, which supports Soviet Jews emigrating to Israel? But Boone embodies one of the more difficult dilemmas posed for Jews by Christian evangelicals.
May 25, 1991 |
Singer Pat Boone, grand marshal of today's 33rd annual Strawberry Festival parade in Garden Grove, says he hopes to be seeing a lot more of Orange County in the near future through greater involvement in his Anaheim television station, KDOC Channel 56, and a possible move out of Beverly Hills. Among those who may be riding with him in the parade, Boone said in a telephone interview Friday, may be several of his grandchildren who live in Irvine with Boone's daughter Lindy and her husband.
October 26, 1990 |
Madonna and heavy metal music don't make Pat Boone's hit parade. The clean-cut Boone told the Washington Times that he's shocked by the bands Judas Priest and Guns 'N Roses. "They've moved beyond depravity and degradation to inhumanity," he said. "It is unthinkable that this lifestyle can be not only excused but glamorized." As for Madonna, Boone says she is "a talented tart. There's some kind of moral vacuum there, some kind of moral numbness. I just cringe at it."
October 18, 1990 |
Pat Boone says he made rock 'n' roll nice at a time when it was considered dangerous, but he doubts that he will get the recognition he is due. Boone, 56, said Wednesday that he deserves to be voted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame but does not believe that he will make it. "I think I unwittingly made a significant contribution to rock 'n' roll," said Boone, who had 38 Top 40 hits in seven years.
December 15, 1989 |
Lamb & Lion Records, a Christian record company in Burbank owned by entertainer Pat Boone, has emerged from reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code after an agreement was reached with its largest creditor, according to court papers. The label filed for Chapter 11 protection in September, 1988, in the wake of a dispute with Bell Savings & Loan, which was owed nearly $200,000 at the time. The company emerged from Chapter 11 last month.
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August 4, 1989
Singer Pat Boone, called as a witness in a fraud trial, testified Thursday that he agreed to record nursery rhymes and Bible stories to sell but lost confidence in the producers because their work was shoddy. Boone, testifying in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles for the prosecution, told jurors that he recorded about 200 audiotapes in connection with the case in 1982. Actor Vincent Price and Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who also recorded tapes, also are expected to testify.
May 9, 1989 |
Through his Lamb & Lion Records, entertainer Pat Boone has used music to spread a Christian message. He recorded such albums as "What I Believe," featuring the hymns "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "Old Rugged Cross." Daughter Debby Boone, best known for her 1977 hit "You Light Up My Life," was the label's most popular star. Also recording for the label was another Boone daughter, Laury Boone Browning. Now the Burbank record company that Boone owns is seeking financial salvation through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.