Legendary singer Pat Boone, known as one of the always relevant performers with exceptional prowess as a composer, actor, writer, television personality, motivational speaker, and spokesman, is renowned for his six decades in show business which includes 38 Top 40 hits covering multiple genres from pop to country to rock n’ roll and gospel. The forever young 80-year old has a packed concert schedule across the country selling out at each venue in which he performs. However, Pat is taking time from touring domestically to head to Israel with over 200 fans & adventurists on a special tour which will be one for the record books with stops at the most historic sites including Nazareth, Masada, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, among more. Going far beyond his penning the lyrics to the second most sung tune in Israel’s history, “Exodus” (This Land is Mine), Pat Boone’s Israel Tour concert will feature a line-up of exceptional guests performing at a global concert filmed for tv this May with superstars from Barbra Streisand to Grammy winning artist CeCe Winans. We’re coming to you for an immediate interview with one of the legendary talents thriving today who will appeal to each and every one of your loyal audience.
A staunch activist and lifelong supporter of Israel, Boone, who hosted several television variety shows augmenting his performing career, is leading a special 10-day tour with 200-300 lucky travelers who will explore the most legendary locations in the singular nation from May 9-18. “It’s a sizable endeavor coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s modern statehood May 14,” said Boone, who is a friend of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I am joining forces with Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein to lead 200-300 special travelers to the most significant places in Israel and memories which will last a lifetime…and longer.”
“He [Netanyahu] calls me ‘Speedy,’” said Boone, referring to his 1962 hit, “Speedy Gonzalez,” that debuted when Netanyahu was studying in the U.S. Boone wrote the lyrics to “Exodus,” referred to as Israel’s second national anthem.
“I wrote them on the back of a Christmas card,” he said, adding it is displayed in a museum.
“It’s a look back both visually and audibly over my many years in the business and more
importantly, the historic legacy of the only land that holds so much importance for the majority of us on earth,” he says. “I’ve been to the Holyland over a dozen times and the timing couldn’t be better in a world where peace, brotherly love, respect and reaching out couldn’t be more important.”
A little background on Pat:
Before the Beatles, there was the 1950s and wholesome All-American Boone with his perfectly coiffed hair, white suede buckskin shoes, fetching smile and a smooth voice that made millions of teenage girls, and likely their mothers, swoon. Boone was catapulted into fame and the record books in 1955 with his version of Fats Domino’s “Ain’t that A Shame,” which hit No.1 on the pop charts, followed by a horde of other hit versions of R&B songs originally recorded by African American singers, including Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” and “Tutti Frutti.”
“Fats Domino once told me he made more money off me singing his songs than he did singing them himself,” said Boone, whose success in covering the R&B songs soon swayed major recording labels into working with black singers. A magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University, the singer went on to sell 45 million records and parlayed his recording success into a movie career, appearing in 15 movies. Today, his record of 220 consecutive weeks on the Billboard charts with one or more songs is still unbeaten. “I’ve done more genres of music than anyone else and I’ve been on the charts in all of them, too,” said the grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of nine, whose 1997 Heavy Metal album, “In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy,” made waves among his conservative supporters.