Sad news about the legendary singer Pat Boone

This is it, says singer Pat Boone as he exits the Coach House stage on Saturday. His final performance will take place not far from where he has lived for more than 60 years in Southern California.

Boone recently told a caller from Florida that his father used to say, “I mean, I won’t promise anything except I won’t promise anything.” “Because he remarked, “As sure as your word, you make a promise, and then you can’t keep it.

After performances in Branson, Missouri, and his hometown of Nashville, he says, “but I am contemplating this to be my last concert on the West Coast.” He then adds that that’s definitely it for good.

“People often inquire as to why this would be my final performance. Boone claims. And I just state, “And I’d prefer it to be on my own terms since it has to come someday. I don’t want it to be because I aged too much, had a stroke, or experienced another problem. I’d prefer to do it while I’m still upright and singing.

He’s been thinking about endings for a time now. Boone is now 87. After 65 years of marriage, his wife Shirley Boone passed away a year ago at the age of 84.

I must admit, it’s been emotional,” Boone admits. “Because I remained busy, I believe it took a bigger emotional toll on me than I recognized. tasks I had to complete.

The Beverly Hills home they shared for 60 years is also now more lonely, but Boone said he doesn’t mind too much.

The Beverly Drive and Sunset Boulevard intersection is a beautiful, prominent location, with 1.2 flat acres and adjacent to the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the realtor. “However, I wish to reside there. In the house she decorated and where all of my girls were raised, I can still feel Shirley’s presence.

Boone claims, “I sense her presence all the time. “You know, sometimes when I look at the photographs that are all over, I cry a little bit.”

He claims that the stress of his defeat also appeared to be contributing to his hair loss, which he hopes won’t be too obvious when he performs at the Coach House with songs from his six-decade career as a star of pop, gospel, country, early rock, and even heavy metal.

Boone says he will sing “When The Swallows Come Back to Capistrano,” one of his gold songs that he seldom ever performs, for them. “I’m going to sing some of my very first rock and roll albums from 1955 before switching to some of the songs from motion pictures, including ‘April Love. I penned the lyrics to the second Jewish national anthem, “Exodus,” which serves as the soundtrack to the motion picture “Exodus.”

I might even do one of the “Metal Mood” tracks, such as “Smoke On The Water” (his rendition of Deep Purple). I’ll probably sing the song I wrote called “Under God,” which explores the significance of the two words in our Pledge of Allegiance. I’ll also sing at least one song that I created for Shirley. It is known as “You and I.”

That song was one he wrote after he and Shirley Boone discussed whether or not they would still be married in heaven after watching the movie “The Notebook” together one night at their Hawaii home.

Boone recalls saying, “I hope we’re going to be Pat and Shirley Boone in paradise, not just two amorphous angels who might touch wings once in a great while and wonder if we knew each other in a prior life.”

He was referred to the Bible by Shirley Boone, which states that marriage is not permitted in heaven. In response, Boone quoted another passage from the Bible where Jesus says, “What God has joined together, let no man rip asunder.”

Boone chuckles, “I responded, ‘I don’t want to be in heaven without my better half. “I cry now just saying that. I’m unsure of how I’ll say it at the Coach House. We hope to be Pat and Shirley Boone in heaven, and she concurred.

Boone is justifiably proud of his legacy as a recording artist; he claims to have recorded more songs in his career than any other musician in history (2,300, give or take). Although there are other contenders, it seems to go beyond performers like Frank Sinatra and Boone’s personal hero Bing Crosby.

In the middle of the 1950s, he debuted on the charts less than a year before Elvis Presley. According to him, over the course of the following ten years, he charted 41 singles to Presley’s 40, and he later outwitted Presley’s manager Col. Tom Parker to secure a deal for an album of Elvis tributes.

He explains, “Elvis and I were friends, and I made an album called Pat Boone Sings Guess Who? as an homage to him. When Col. Tom Parker learned that I was putting together an album of Elvis, he said, “Well, if you’re going to have his name in the title you’ve got to pay a royalty for that.” As a result, the album was given the moniker “Guess Who?”

Boone requested they do everything but use Elvis’s name, so the song titles are placed on the front cover surrounding a painting of Boone playing the guitar in an Elvis-like position while wearing a gold lamé outfit, and “my friend Guess Who-sley” is mentioned in the liner notes on the back.

Tom Parker had to tip his hat to me, and Elvis loved that, according to Boone. Because I snowed him, he gave me a gold-plated membership card to the Snowmen’s Club, a secret organization he founded for hustlers and con artists who snow others.

Boone said he’ll still have plenty of work after this final performance in California and the final two in Branson and Nashville. Every week, he plays three sets of singles tennis with “a younger guy – he’s just 82,” and he’s also working on a book called “If: The Everlasting Choice We All Must Make” that will help those who don’t know the Bible or are unsure of their beliefs discuss the afterlife.

So, he continues, “I might stay here for a while.” But if someone had told me that I would pass away at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, I would have said, “Great! I’ll be with Shirley at 3:30. And, of course, the Lord.