Boone June: Speedy Gonzales


The cartoons you are about to see are products of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society. These depictions were false then and are still false today. While the following does not represent the WB view of society, these cartoons are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as to claim these prejudices never existed.

Speedy Gonzales

“Speedy Gonzales” is a 1961 David Dante about Speedy Gonzales, “the fastest mouse in all Mexico”. The song was popularized in the U.S. as a 1962 single by Pat Boone.

The Boone version peaked at the #6 Billboard Hot 100 position in 1962 during a total chart run of 13 weeks, doing better in many national charts in Europe, where it sold a million copies.

Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales

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Speedy Gonzales

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The Locket

Boone June: There’s A Gold Mine Walking The Floor Over You My Candy Sweet


Last month, I hit my initial goal for my Over the Edge / Special Olympics Massachusetts fundraiser so I upped my goal to double! Next month will be the rappel so don’t worry if you haven’t donated yet, you still can HERE! It’s a really fun event that gets the Special Olympics a lot of attention. I mean, just look at the views from last year!

Over the Edge 2014 Collage

I had been a bit distracted from the blog because of the fundraising but it’s really so worth it. Since I’m still working on raising more for the Special Olympics, I do also want to shed some light on celebrity philanthropy efforts, even with different organizations. I haven’t touched on Pat Boone’s work up until now, but he’s partnered with some great foundations!

Since 1977, Boone has hosted the annual Pat Boone Golf Tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a celebrity event that benefits a faith-based home for children of families in crisis.

According to the Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner, Boone partnered with GOD TV in 2010 to provide foundational funding for a community development center in East Africa. The Pat Boone Family Life Center in Loiborsoit, Tanzania provides much needed health services and clean water through a deep water well.

“Clean water, and with it small medical clinics and even basic primary and secondary schools, are literally life-changing developments, offering healthy lives and unthought-of futures to countless thousands who otherwise would live and die with no chance even to participate in the 21st century,” Boone wrote in an article about his trip to Africa, in WorldNetDaily.

Pat Boone There's a Gold Mine in the Sky

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There’s a Gold Mine in the Sky

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Remember You’re Mine

Pat Boone Walking the Floor Over You

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Walking the Floor Over You

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Walking the Floor Over You

Pat Boone Candy Sweet

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Candy Sweet

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Delia Gone

Boone June: Twixt Twelve And Twenty


’Twixt Twelve and Twenty is a book by Pat Boone which offered advice to teenagers.

The title refers to how the teen numbers (from 13 to 19) are between (or “betwixt”) 12 and 20. The book was a best seller.

Pat Boone Twixt Twelve and Twenty

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Twixt Twelve and Twenty

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Rock-Boll-Weevil

Boone June: Beyond The Sunset To The Center Of The Earth


Pat Boone was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Margaret (Pritchard) and Archie Altman Boone. His family moved to Nashville from Florida when Boone was two years old. His younger brother, whose professional name is Nick Todd, was also a pop singer in the 1950s and is now a church music leader.

In a 2007 interview on The 700 Club, Boone claimed that he is the great-great-great-great grandson of the American pioneer Daniel Boone. He is a cousin of two stars of western television series: Richard Boone of CBS’s Have Gun, Will Travel and Randy Boone, of NBC’s The Virginian and CBS’s Cimarron Strip.

In November 1953, shortly before he turned 19 years old, Boone married Shirley Lee Foley. They have four daughters: Cheryl Lynn, Linda Lee, Deborah Ann (better known as Debby), and Laura Gene. Starting in the late 1950s, Boone and his family were residents of Leonia, New Jersey.

In college, he primarily attended David Lipscomb College, later Lipscomb University, in Nashville. He graduated in 1958 from Columbia University School of General Studies magna cum laude and also attended North Texas State University, now known as the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas.

Pat Boone Beyond the Sunset

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Beyond the Sunset

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My Faithful Heart

Pat Boone To the Center of the Earth

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To the Center of the Earth

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To the Center of the Earth

Boone June: Pat Boone Will Be Home For Tutti Frutti


I do have just one Pat Boone LP, but a ton of singles so going forward, it’ll be Boone June! Who doesn’t love a good rhyme?

Look forward to more information on Mr. Boone like his childhood, career and charity works!

Pat Boone Tutti Frutti

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Tutti Frutti

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I’ll Be Home

This Is How You Remind Me


Usher and I go way back. We first started back in the days of You Make Me Wanna when I was 11 and my love for him has come and gone and come back over the years. He seems to fade from the spotlight now and then but emerges with hit after hit again and again.

Usher Terry Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor.

He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first number-one hit, “Nice & Slow”. The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad”. Many more albums and hits followed, with him on the charts again just last year.

Usher’s 2004 album, Confessions, established him as one of the best-selling musical artist of the 2000s decade. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one hits and has been certified diamond by the RIAA.

The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, and at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained eighteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.

Usher You Remind Me

You Remind Me

Usher

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Radio Edit
Instrumental

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LP Version
A Cappella

I Believe There’s Nothing Stronger Than Paul Anka’s Love


It seems so foreign of a concept to not have every minor detail of a celebrity’s life monitored. I read TMZ, Hollywood Life, FishWrapper, Buzzfeed, etc. every day to keep up on all the celebrity gossip. At times I feel guilty, like what would happen if I were in their position? I’d flip the fuck out on paparazzi or dumb interviewers all the time. I really don’t have the patience for that. I guess that’s why I didn’t find it that surprising an incident from the ’80s managed to follow Paul Anka up into the true digital age (I consider that like mid ’90s to today personally).

In the mid-1980s, Anka was secretly recorded while launching a tirade against his crew and band members, berating them for behavior that he considered unprofessional. When asked about it on the interview program Fresh Air, he referred to the person who did the recording as a “snake we later fired”. The recording became widely known after being uploaded to the Internet and a number of quotes from it have since become famous, including “The guys get shirts!”; “Don’t make a maniac out of me!“; and “Slice like a fucking hammer!“. Some of the quotes were reproduced verbatim by Al Pacino’s character in the 2007 film Ocean’s Thirteen.

PAnkaNothingStrongerThanOurLove

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(I Believe) There’s Nothing Stronger Than Our Love

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Today I Became a Fool