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An Evening With Paul Anka

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February 14, 2013

With a career that started at age 13, legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka is best known for hits like “Diana”, “Lonely Boy” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” as well as having written hits for Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry, amongst others.

By the time the Beatles arrived in the sixties, Anka had another tool in his survival kit. “After a few hits,” he says, “I knew I was a writer, and with writers, the power was always in the pen. When I started writing for Buddy Holly and Connie Francis, I felt that it made me different for people — they’d say, ‘Hey, you can write, you can fall back on something.” Among his proudest accomplishments was writing the Academy Award-nominated theme for The Longest Day, the 1962 film in which he also starred.

For tickets please visit the Sony Centre website.

Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East