Music: New Pop Crop on Top, Sep. 3, 1956

Pop singers are usually singers before they know it, but they do not become pop without effort. Among the newest names close to the top are three who got there through extraordinary efforts.

Pat Boone, 22, was just another hillbilly singer from Nashville 18 months ago. Today, nobody who hears him in person ever hears the first or last few robust notes—they are always drowned in squeals of bobby-sox delight. Boone simply opened his mouth and sang when he was ten. "People just got to asking me to sing, and I sang," he says. Pat studied dramatics and speech at North Texas...

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