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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.
Pat is a vocal Christian. That explains it.
He did some mainstream stuff, but would he be called rock in any way?
You're kidding, aren't you?
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.
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
No offense, Pat's a great guy, but he ain't rock'n'roll.
Pat Boone makes Perry Como look frenetic.
Pat Boone rock and roll? Please, ROFL.
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.
Did you get this from scrapple face or the Onion?
Before Elvis... there was nothing!
None of those are rock & roll titles.
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.
White Shoes, White Belt and Gold Chains and a Toup
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...
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.
He is pop singer not Rock and roller beside only thing that my generation Generation X known him as former neighbor of Ozzy Osbourne
When Pat sings rock tunes, he completely de-rocks them.
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.
He also redid songs by black artists because parents wouldn't let their kids have the black artists' records.
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