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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

American Idol - Superman or PAT BOONE?

Pat Boone with Superman and Lois Lane.
Pat Boone is a superstar and like Elvis Presley dominated the pop music charts from the mid 50s onwards. With his clean cut, debonair and baby face image, this all American boy was a craze among the *teeny-boppers those days.

I remember watching his two movies, Bernadine and April Love where he sang many of his hits. They include the title songs and also chart busters like, Love Letters In The Sand, I'll Be Home, Friendly Persuasion, Don't Forbid Me, There's A Goldmine In The Sky and sober versions of Tutti Frutti and other rock and roll hits. When the older generation thought Elvis Presley the over sexed idol, Pat Boone was the ideal boy next door.

In a special edition (image above) even DC comics featured him and he was an icon for many years. (Note the price of comics then, 10 cents.)

*Term used in the 50s early 60s for teens, esp. girls, interested in the latest fashion, films and music.

Image: Google.

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