November 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.No Reservations Required
November 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Please join us in the Reagan Library Museum Store from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th for a signing with singer, actor, producer, songwriter and author Pat Boone. Mr. Boone will be signing copies of his beautifully illustrated coffee table biography, Pat Boone’s America, a 50th Anniversary Edition, as well as his CD, Pat Boone: The Gold Collection, and a DVD of his PBS Special, Pat Boone: Love Letters in the Sand of Time . Books, CDs and DVDs must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive a signature.
More about what Pat Boone will be signing:
- A treasure trove of photos and memoirs, Pat Boone’s America-50 Yearsfinds the legendary entertainer and statesman looking back with signature humor and humility at over a half-century of American culture, carefully observing the moments and issues where he has been celebrated or rejected for what he believes in.
- Pat Boone’s position as teen idol was clinched by the charting status of 64 of his singles. In Pat Boone: The Gold Collection you’ll hear 14 of the star's greatest hits, including Love Letters in the Sand, April Love, and Fats Domino’s Ain’t That A Shame that Boone took to #1 on the Pop charts in July of 1955.
- Pat Boone: Love Letters in the Sands of Time is a tribute to Pat Boone’s pioneering contributions to the early days of Rock ‘n Roll celebrates some of the best entertainers of that golden era. Includes 38 great performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat 'King' Cole, Roy Rogers and many more.
In the years immediately prior to the British Invasion, only one performer rivaled the chart dominance of Elvis Presley, and that was Pat Boone. Boone was the very essence of wholesome American values. At a time when the rise of Rock ‘n Roll was viewed as a sign of the apocalypse, he made the music appear safe and non-threatening, earning some 38 Top 40 hits in the process. From 1956–1963 Boone accumulated nearly 54 chart appearances, many of them with two-sided hits. His most notable smashes included the No. 1 records "Don't Forbid Me," "Love Letters in the Sand" and "April Love," all three issued in 1957. That same year he began hosting his own ABC television series “The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom,” which featured a number of top-name guests, including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Connie Frances, Roy Rogers, Frankie Avalon, and Tony Bennett, among many others. Among his numerous awards and accolades, Boone has sold 45 million records worldwide, has 13 gold singles, two gold albums and a platinum album. He's starred in 15 movies, including 1957's Bernardine, and he has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2003 Boone was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, along with Amy Grant and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend the book and DVD signing (books and DVDs must be purchased at the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature). Please join us at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th!