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Pat Boone
John Rook ^ | August 14, 2005 | John Rook

Posted on 08/14/2005 10:04:47 PM PDT by USMale

The original American Idol, Pat Boone, is celebrating his 50th year with a career few singers come close to, I am shocked and astounded to learn Pat Boone is absent from his rightful place in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. How couId this terrible oversight have occurred? No one alive today is more deserving of this honor than Pat Boone.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 50thanniversary; bangyourhead; monstersofmetal; patboone; rockhalloffame
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1 posted on 08/14/2005 10:04:47 PM PDT by USMale
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To: USMale

Pat is a vocal Christian. That explains it.


2 posted on 08/14/2005 10:07:16 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftist=Anti American!)
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To: USMale

He did some mainstream stuff, but would he be called rock in any way?


3 posted on 08/14/2005 10:08:05 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: USMale

You're kidding, aren't you?


4 posted on 08/14/2005 10:08:49 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: USMale

Pat's a good guy, but NOT a rocker. "Love Letters in the Sand" was a great POP tune though. I'm 29 by the way.


5 posted on 08/14/2005 10:10:20 PM PDT by Clemenza (Intelligent Design Isn't Very Intelligent)
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To: A CA Guy

Pat had many hits that were considered "rock"
at the start of his career 50 years ago. Tutti Frutti,
Ain't that A Shame, Speedy Gonzales were just three of his 20 chart toppers. "Rock" in the early days was a label given any artist that had what was called a "rock beat".
"Rock" at the start wasn't as we know rock to be today.
Prior to Pat Boone, rock didn't exist. He was there even before Elvis.

Read www.JohnRook.com for more


6 posted on 08/14/2005 10:17:19 PM PDT by USMale
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To: USMale

No offense, Pat's a great guy, but he ain't rock'n'roll.


7 posted on 08/14/2005 10:17:43 PM PDT by inkling
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To: USMale

Pat Boone makes Perry Como look frenetic.

Pat Boone rock and roll? Please, ROFL.


8 posted on 08/14/2005 10:20:48 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: USMale

I remember seeing him perform Tutti Frutti in an old black and white special about he or Little Richard.
I never seen the soul of music so totally removed from a song in my life.

I'm guessing most people associate his style with elevator music, but I agree that he would be due initiation way ahead of some of the dolts in there now.


9 posted on 08/14/2005 10:22:36 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: USMale
Prior to Pat Boone, rock didn't exist

ROFLMAO

Did you get this from scrapple face or the Onion?

10 posted on 08/14/2005 10:23:39 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: USMale

Before Elvis... there was nothing!


11 posted on 08/14/2005 10:23:44 PM PDT by carjic
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To: USMale

None of those are rock & roll titles.


12 posted on 08/14/2005 10:26:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Clemenza

Way back then, what Pat sang was considered rock and roll. Perhaps the younger among us don't realize that. It has changed over the years.


13 posted on 08/14/2005 10:28:47 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftist=Anti American!)
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To: USMale
Rock has nothing more to give, induct this person as the last Rock Hall of Famer and then shut the genre down for good.

Discover the great music. Beethoven, Haydn, etc.
14 posted on 08/14/2005 10:29:38 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis
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To: USMale

White Shoes, White Belt and Gold Chains and a Toup

EuWWWWWHHH

My keyboard now is contaminated! aughqf aughft

I figure I bash it a few more times it will free up

As a Bald headed (Grey on the sides) old guy that is probably 20 years younger than him, he should have probably not tried to look like he was twenty something when he was 70 something, Plastic Fakes are Plastic Fakes

Johnny Cash performed his exit the right way...

TT


15 posted on 08/14/2005 10:32:00 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: USMale

Is Bobby Darrin in the R&R hall of fame? He is also not a true rock & roll artist, although his people tried to force him into that genre and he sang some songs such as Splish Splash that were marginally R&R. Anyway, I could see BD in the R&RHF, but not PB.


16 posted on 08/14/2005 10:32:10 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: USMale; All

He is pop singer not Rock and roller beside only thing that my generation Generation X known him as former neighbor of Ozzy Osbourne


17 posted on 08/14/2005 10:33:02 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: USMale

When Pat sings rock tunes, he completely de-rocks them.


18 posted on 08/14/2005 10:34:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: carjic

According to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame,
Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Dusty
Springfield, Bonnie Raitt, Brenda Lee and
Gene Pitney have all been inducted.

If you have limited knowledge of what rock music
started out as 50 yerars ago, you may challenge
any of these artists. "Town Without Pity" by
Gene Pitney was not "rock" by today's yardstick
of what rock is.

Brenda Lee has almost all ballads except "Rockin
around the Christmas Tree". Billy Joel and
Joni Mitchell are no way "rock" artists by today's
view of what rock is. But, they are considered
"rock" artists by the music industry.

Pat Boone is just as qualified to be in the Rock
hall of Fame as Johnny Cash or any of these artists.


19 posted on 08/14/2005 10:35:28 PM PDT by USMale
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To: ladyinred

He also redid songs by black artists because parents wouldn't let their kids have the black artists' records.


20 posted on 08/14/2005 10:36:48 PM PDT by sharktrager (My life is like a box of chocolates, but someone took all the good ones.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

hoooooo-boy. Nyack.

21 posted on 08/14/2005 10:37:55 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: USMale

BS


22 posted on 08/14/2005 10:38:20 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: ladyinred

Hey, I was there in that era and Pat Boone was the singer you listened to if you were afraid of R&R. If you thought Elvis was satan come to earth, then you listened to Pat Boone. PB appealed to your 40 year old mother and not to your 16 year old girlfriend. PB put down R&R for many, many years (maybe because he felt it killed his career), and it wan't until he became and old man in his 50s that he softened on R&R. FOr that reason alone, he shouldn't be honored in the R&RHF, although I do agree he was very good at what he did.


23 posted on 08/14/2005 10:38:22 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: ladyinred

Pat Boone was to Elvis what eventually the Beatles were to the Rolling Stones.

But that never stopped us from goofin' on him when his songs came on our AM car radios! :-)


24 posted on 08/14/2005 10:38:44 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: USMale

100 Years from now, popular music will just be a series of grunts, and rock music will be something you read about in an encyclopedia.

Classical music, however, will live forever.


25 posted on 08/14/2005 10:42:15 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: USMale

I'll vote for Pat Boone to enter the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame ONLY after they let Minnie Pearl in.


26 posted on 08/14/2005 10:43:29 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious ("And I can KICK!"-Crispin Glover)
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To: USMale; Admin Moderator

If this is a vanity post, please label it as such in the headline.

Thanks.


27 posted on 08/14/2005 10:43:38 PM PDT by paulat
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To: JoeSixPack1

You might be interested in seeing a list of those who have been inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.

http://www.rockhall.com/

Check out the total list of inductee's.

If you havent been to the museum in Cleveland, it's well worth your time.


28 posted on 08/14/2005 10:45:15 PM PDT by USMale
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Problem is Pat built his career on covers, mostly uncredited. That's how the industry worked when Pat was coming up, black guys wrote these great songs and managers stole them and handed them to white guys, Pat was one of the white guys. Hard to say somebody should be in the hall for somebody else's work. Good guy, not a HOFer.


29 posted on 08/14/2005 10:46:04 PM PDT by discostu (When someone tries to kill you, you try to kill them right back)
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To: USMale

When I was a kid I saw Pat Boone and other of the most popular singing stars perform many times.

I agree that Boone was certainly a top rock and roll headliner in the 1950's, equally popular with Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Bobbie Rydel, Bobbie Darin, etc.

The fact that rock got harder later does not take away from Pat Boone's having been considered a rock and roll superstar in his time. That he would be passed over for official recognition of this historical show business fact is a surprise.


30 posted on 08/14/2005 10:46:43 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: JoeSixPack1

LOL. I just checked the mods link and I think those who feel they know what rock is will be rather surprised to see the names who have been inducted into the hall of fame. Thanks to the mod I can rest my case! :-) ( and feel very old!)


31 posted on 08/14/2005 10:48:43 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftist=Anti American!)
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To: ladyinred

Frank Zappa!

Worst Concert I ever went to (he was booed off the stage, Muddy Waters Opened and Closed that Concert), don't know a soul that has ever owned a Record, 8 track, Cassette or CD of or by Frank Zappa and he is in the Hall of Fame?

Name recognition?


32 posted on 08/14/2005 11:05:37 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: ladyinred

Go to the site and see it for yourself. Each of those people inducted do have a link to rock & roll. For Pat Boone, his link is that he changed the lyrics of black R&R songs. Some legacy, huh? I would rather see Lawerence Welk in the hall of fame. At least his singers didn't change the lyrics to songs when they sang their version of R&R.


33 posted on 08/14/2005 11:12:32 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: TexasTransplant

Zappa was very influential on rock in his time. He also did a lot of crap, of course.


34 posted on 08/14/2005 11:14:26 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

In the Hall of Fame he is Inducted not a an Influence but as a Rocker.

I imagine Death was kind to him

TT


35 posted on 08/14/2005 11:19:46 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: ladyinred

Pat spoke at a meeting I attended about two years ago, he spoke for about 45 minutes, He left no doubt about his faith, he put most preachers to shame.


36 posted on 08/14/2005 11:34:20 PM PDT by c-b 1
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>>>"Pat spoke at a meeting I attended about two years ago, he spoke for about 45 minutes, He left no doubt about his faith, he put most preachers to shame"<<<

Sounds like a candidate for the "Preachers" Hall of Fame, not the Rockers, (Still don't understand how the hell Zappa made it in the Hall of Fame, he was such a zonk


37 posted on 08/14/2005 11:40:19 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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Still don't understand how the hell Zappa made it in the Hall of Fame, he was such a zonk

I have to admit I don't know who Zappa is, I quit listening to rock music in the early 70's.

38 posted on 08/14/2005 11:47:03 PM PDT by c-b 1
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To: USMale
Pat's biggest rock hits (there were not that many, were there?) were slightly sanitized "covers" of other rockers' such as Little Richard. Ergo, exclusion from rock Hall of Fame not so egregious.
39 posted on 08/15/2005 12:04:11 AM PDT by luvbach1 (From the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: Prime Choice
When Boone did his "No more Mr. Nice guy" album, and came out strutting like a hoodlum and breaking his neck to look and act like a punk, I washed my hands of him. Whatever his reason for trying to convince people he was no longer a Christian, it worked on me. I'm convinced. Pat proved again, "there's no fool like an old fool."

He and his wife used to appear together prior to his midlife insanity. I'll bet the poor woman is morified. I haven't seen her on TV since.

40 posted on 08/15/2005 12:04:13 AM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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In my opinion Bobby Darin was an excellent rocker. He could sing anything well. Splish Splash and Sea Cruise are definitely rock. I those days rock tunes had simple themes. But he didn't do enough, and didn't live long enough, to enter hall of fame. Sorry for slight digression from Pat. I did comment on him.


41 posted on 08/15/2005 12:09:33 AM PDT by luvbach1 (From the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: TexasTransplant

Because he was clean cut then and continued to be later, some people find that fact incongruous with being a rock and roll idol. Well, he was just that to thousands of teens during his peak years. They swooned, screamed and clapped to the beat when Pat Boone performed his show.


42 posted on 08/15/2005 12:11:23 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: ladyinred
Way back then, what Pat sang was considered rock and roll.

Absolutely true. No heavy metal or acid rock around. We're talking mid '50s.

43 posted on 08/15/2005 12:11:43 AM PDT by luvbach1 (From the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: TexasTransplant

" White Shoes, "

White " buck " shoes ...My mom bought me a pair for my first communion ...Yuck !


44 posted on 08/15/2005 12:19:56 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Prime Choice
Once again, Pat Boone drives the masses to drug-induced sexual frenzy by his android "crooning".

Guard your children.

Plug your ears.

45 posted on 08/15/2005 12:28:45 AM PDT by skeptoid (EDST)
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To: USMale

Pat Boone and "rock n roll" in the same sentence?

Weird.


46 posted on 08/15/2005 12:28:49 AM PDT by porkchops 4 mahound (I say again, WEIRD.)
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To: USMale
Pat Boone was a 'cover' singer and to some extent a white industry contrivance. He re-recorded songs that originated in the black musical community, so that they would be acceptable to the white market place. (Tutti Fritti, Ain't That Shame, Bernadine, Long Tall Sally, Crazy Little Mama, My Front Door)

IMO he never was a rocker, ecxcept in he sense that he started out, like so many other white singers of that day (including Elvis,) trying to push black entertainers out of the market, by re-recording black rhythym and blues and rock. He eventually started doing his own material.

I never liked him or his goody goody white buck shoes.

47 posted on 08/15/2005 1:03:41 AM PDT by Banjoguy (Tony Stuart : POS)
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To: USMale
Pat Boone lost all creditability with me when he was deferred and did not go into the Army. Elvis served. I served. Pat choose to stay home. I still remember.
48 posted on 08/15/2005 1:24:24 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: USMale

What about the Big Bopper?


49 posted on 08/15/2005 1:27:09 AM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: USMale
There's something about his plastic, phony-baloney veneer that leads me to conclude that he wears latex bodysuits under women's dresses when off-camera.

Anyone who tries to look 25 when he's really 102 is just suspect, that's all.

50 posted on 08/15/2005 1:27:57 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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