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7 June 1956, Cooper City, Florida, USA. Larry Boone sang around local honky tonks and clubs to finance his way through college and gained a degree in education. In 1981, he moved to Nashville where, while working to establish himself as a songwriter, he busked on Music Row. On some occasions, his educational qualification gained him work as a supply teacher in schools. He joined MTM as a writer and, in 1985, Marie Osmonds version of his song Until I Fall In Love Again charted. Other artists began to record his songs and his own singing also began to attract attention. In 1986, his traditional honky tonk style, similar to Moe Bandy, saw him signed to a singles-only contract with Mercury Records. By 1987, he had registered only five minor hits (the highest being Roses In December, a number 44), but the sales had been good enough for Mercury to have a rethink and consequently release an album in 1988. Dont Give Candy To A...