(Billboard) Forty years ago this summer, Debby Boone set a record by topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 10 straight weeks with the title track of her first solo album, You Light Up My Life, which eventually became the biggest hit of the 1970s.
The singer will commemorate the occasion by performing the song on Aug. 11 at an event dubbed Icons of Aging, where she'll sing on the same stage as her dad, Pat Boone, who will perform his hit song, "Love Letters in the Sand," which, 60 years ago this summer, spent five weeks as No. 1 on the Hot 100.
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While performing with her dad is rare, Debby Boone says she still sings "You Light Up My Life" regularly.
"The lyrics are transcending," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "Couples use it as their wedding song, parents say it reminds them of their children and some say it has a religious meaning for them."