The Name Boone

Gary: “The Boone Family:  When I was a teenager in the Fifties, The Boones were Pat Boone, a huge star (not my favourite), and his brother Cecil, who sang under the Name of Nick Todd.  But then into the 70’s  Pat’s daughter Debby had one enormous hit in 1977 which, believe it or not, spent 10 weeks at #1 on BB.

Now the Boone family are decedents of the original Daniel Boone of the North American frontiersman days, but an Englishman named Peter Green changed his name to “Daniel Boone” and wrote a great song that made it to #15 BB in 1972.  So we will look at these two Boones.

DanielBoonePeter Green / Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone, (born 31 July 1942, in Birmingham UK, as Peter Green) is a British pop musician who became a one-hit wonder with the single, “Beautiful Sunday”, in 1972. This song remains the biggest selling single by an international artist on the Japanese Oricon charts.
 Mike Curb Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
Pat & Debby and then just Debby


Beautiful Sunday / Daniel Boone (Peter Green) 1972 
You Light Up My Life / 1977 /


Beautiful Sunday / Mercury / Aug / 72 / #15 BB by Peter Green / “Daniel Boone”
You Light up my Life / Warner/Curb / Sept / 77 / #1 (10) BB Debby Boone
Debby Boone (born Deborah Anne Boone on September 22, 1956) is an American singer and theater actress.  She is best known for her 1977 hit, “You Light Up My Life” which spent a then-record ten weeks an #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and won her a Grammy Award the following year for Best New Artist.

In the 1980s, Debby’s music career first focused on country music resulting in the No. 1 country hit, “Are You on the Road to Lovin’ Me Again“. She later recorded Christian music which garnered her four Top 10 Contemporary Christian albums as well as two more Grammys. Throughout her career, Boone has appeared in several musical theater productions and has co-authored many children’s books with husband, Gabriel Ferrer.

One response to “The Name Boone

  1. I got a kick out of Pat Boone’s white-bread versions of Little Richard songs in the late 1950s (Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally). Richard said it pushed him to add little soulful embellishments to his subsequent songs, which he KNEW Boone couldn’t match. Funny stuff.

    Didn’t know Pat was a descendant of Daniel. I wonder if Daniel could sing.

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