Paul Anka

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Former teen idol Paul Anka talks about his life and his career in music—and his new CD. His autobiography My Way recounts how he rocketed to fame with a slew of hits, including “Diana” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder,” and his time touring with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. He was a charter member of the Rat Pack, he wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show as well as a string of pop hits. He shares stories of the business and the people in his life, from Elizabeth Taylor to Tom Jones to Michael Jackson.


Paul Anka

Comments [4]

The Truth from Becky

Hmmm the "whole black experience" was still around? interesting.

Apr. 09 2013 12:48 PM
Tony from Canarsie

My favorite recordings by Mr. Anka are his Italian albums and singles. I'd love to see them re-released as a boxed set here in the states.

A related bit of trivia from Wikipedia: Anka's 1964 recording of "Ogni volta" ("Every Time") sold more than one million copies in Italy alone.

Apr. 09 2013 12:10 PM
Karen from Beacon, NY

Is your son-in-law (Jason Bateman) as funny in person as he is in film/tv? Do you ever see a collaboration between the two of you?

Apr. 09 2013 12:03 PM
George from Brooklyn

Whose idea was it for a Paul Anka cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana?

Apr. 09 2013 02:11 AM

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