Paul Anka Plays Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center April 3, 2014
The FSCJ Artist Series presents performer, songwriter, and recording artist Paul Anka on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30PM at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater!
Paul Anka, one of the biggest teen idols of the late ’50s, with songs that shaped a generation, such as Diana, Lonely Boy and Put Your Head on My Shoulder, moved into the adult sphere as a successful performer, songwriter and recording artist. He’s written well-known music including the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones’ biggest hits, She’s A Lady. Paul Anka also wrote the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song My Way. He was nominated for an Academy Award® for the theme of the 1962 film The Longest Day (which he also starred in), and if that wasn’t enough, it was revealed upon its release in 2009, that Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, This Is It, which has further cemented his place as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Anka released two critically acclaimed albums, Rock Swings and Classic Songs, My Way. Both ingeniously featured songs originally created by some of the biggest rock performers of the day; Anka, of course, did the songs “his way.” Rock Swings hit #2 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart and went on to sell half a million copies worldwide. Last year, Anka released his New York Times bestselling autobiography published by St. Martin’s Press, My Way and a new 14-song album entitled Duets released by Sony Music Entertainment which features artists including Tom Jones, Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Willie Nelson and Celine Dion. With the release of Duets, he set a milestone by becoming the only artist in history to have a record on the Billboard's Top 100 chart for 7 consecutive decades.
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