12-CD LP-sized box set. He might not have been the King Of Rock 'n' Roll but Pat Boone was certainly King Of The Hit Parade during the rock 'n' roll era. He sung ballads with a beat and up-tempo pop tunes such as I'll Be Home, Don't Forbid Me, Love Letters In The Sand, Why Baby Why and I Almost Lost My Mind. Hits like this kept him in the charts every week from 1955-1959! This boxed set contains Pat's rare 1953 Republic recordings and every single DOT recording made during the Fifties - over 320 tracks in total.
Pat Boone's complete secular recordings (1960 - Autumn 1962) with pop standards, country, rock 'n' roll, and novelties, and much more, including the Number 1 pop hit 'Moody River', and his international smash Speedy Gonzales. 46 previously un-issued performances. An extensive hardcover book with many rare and previously unpublished pictures from Pat's personal collection.
Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Beat music is a fusion of rock and roll (mainly Chuck Berry guitar style and the midtempo beat of artists like Buddy Holly), doo-wop, skiffle and R&B. The genre provided many of the bands responsible for the British Invasion of the American pop charts starting in 1964, and provided the model for many important developments in pop and rock music, including the format of the rock group around lead, rhythm and bass guitars with drums. The Beat Of The Pops - excellent selection of beat tracks.
Rock'n'roll was born in the United States - and 1958 was the year it was exported to the rest of the world. Buddy Holly, who kicks off our first disc with 'Rave On', hit British shores in March with the force of a musical hurricane. Following closely behind him were the like of The Chordettes, Bobby Day, The Everly Brothers and Connie Francis, all included here on this 2 disc compilation.