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April Love

This refers to “April Love” a song that became a number one hit for Pat Boone. Pat Boone was often overlooked because he was not your usual rock and roll singer with his clean-cut looks but he did have a voice that could compete with singers like Frank Sinatra. “April Love” became Boone’s second number one hit and rose up on the Billboard pop charts on December 29, 1957.

This was a lovely ballad that was the theme song for a movie that has been long forgotten. The movie by the same name starred Pat Boone who portrayed a delinquent kid from the streets of Chicago, Illinois. He finds true love when he goes to his uncle’s farm in Kentucky. His love interest was played by a young Shirley Jones.

Pat Boone went on to become the host of The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom on ABC TV. Another hit that went number one for him was “Love Letters in the Sand”. He was also successful at singing R&B originals. Among his successes was singing cover versions of “Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino and “Long Tall Sally and “Tutti Frutti” both by Little Richard.


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