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.
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.