Paul Anka

Paul Anka

Canadian singer
Date of Birth: 30.07.1941
Country: Canada

Biography of Paul Anka

Paul Anka, a Canadian singer, was born on July 30, 1941, in Canada. Unlike most pop idols of the 1950s, he was not only a great performer but also a songwriter. Anka started performing on stage at the age of ten. In 1956, he tried his luck in Hollywood but didn't make a lasting impression, although he managed to record a song that was played once on local radio. He then sang in a nightclub, and in 1957, he won first place in a young singers' contest, earning a trip to New York and the opportunity to record any song of his choice. Anka sang his song "Diana," and it became a number one hit.

Starting from 1962, he entered the international music scene, recording in France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Paul Anka has written over 400 songs, many of which have become part of the repertoire of famous performers. Frank Sinatra sang "My Way," a song written by Anka, and once said, "I can't stand Paul Anka, but I can't not sing 'My Way'." Tom Jones performed "She's The Lady," another Anka composition. He has also composed music for the film "The Longest Day" and directed several Broadway musicals, including the renowned "Night Show." Over 40 of Anka's songs have reached number one on prestigious charts at different times.

In 1978, Paul Anka released his last album, "Listen To Your Heart," and retired from the stage, but he continues to write music and occasionally performs concerts.

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