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Singer Songwriter Paul Anka

Friday, May 24, 2013

Former teen idol Paul Anka talks about 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.

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Comments [1]

David

Paul Anka wrote the English lyrics for the French song that "My Way" is based on. He did NOT write the music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5BAXIcseak

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_%28song%29#Origin

May. 24 2013 06:57 PM

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