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    Anka, Paul (30th July 1941-Present)

    He was born in Ottawa, Canada.  His first single was "I Confess" when he was 14.  He wrote "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" for Buddy Holly, "She's A Lady" for Tom Jones, the English lyrics for "My Way" and his hit "Diana" was written for a former babysitter.  He began acting in movies from 1960.  He was the composer of the theme for The Tonight Show while Johnnie Carson was the host.  In 1990 he became a naturalized citizen of the US.  He was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  France awarded him the title "Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters".  He has five daughters and Amanda, the fourth one, is married to actor Jason Bateman and the fifth one, Alexandra is married to cyclist Jorgi Muller who is on Lance Armstrong's PR team.

     

    Paul Anka Recordings

    (I Believe)  There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love (Paul Anka)           

     

    Cincinnati Pops recordings

    The Longest Day March

    Telarc 80175

    Conductor - Erich Kunzel 

     

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra recordings

    The Longest Day March

    Silva STD 5023

    Conductor - Paul Bateman 

     

    Source:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Anka

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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