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|Birth Place:||Jacksonville, Florida, USA||Profession:||Music ...|
He is descended from pioneer Daniel Boone.
Pat Boone is a regent of Oral Roberts University.
Lore has it that Pat Boone only wore white bucks on TV because they were the only good pair of shoes he had at the time. They became his trademark.
Pat Boone and his wife Shirley prayed at the bedside of Rock Hudson while Hudson was dying of AIDS. Shirley told reporters she'd spoken in tongues to Hudson. Boone also was involved with Bob Dylan's short-lived conversion to Christianity.
Boone is one of the major shareholders of KDOC Channel 56, an independent TV station in Orange County, California
Boone shocked people by appearing on the 1997 American Music Awards decked out in blakc leather with fake tatooes.
"I wanted to do a big-band album of great metal songs, doing them for people who will never be into metal. . . . If you do them in a new way, then they can have a another life." --Boone explaining why he recorded his heavy metal album, quoted in The New York Times, May 4, 1997.
"In the past, I criticized a lot of these people out of my ignorance. But I've found there's something really nice, even admirable, about Alice Cooper, Ozzy [Osbourne], Rolling Stones, Metallica, Madonna, Cher. I thought they were bad influences on young people, not using their positions responsibly. Now I'm being lumped in with them. Religious people are saying, 'You're a leper; get out of here.'" --Boone quoted in New York, March 17, 1997.
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