Legend Paul Anka Performs Greatest Hits: His Way! at the CCPA on Fri., Feb. 3, 8:00 PM
CERRITOS, CA – The New York Times called Paul Anka “a polished performer, confident but not brash. There is charm and a voice that easily handles sentimental and swing songs. [He] could give lessons on showmanship.” The crooner delivers his greatest hits at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Friday, February 3, 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $100.
With more than 100 million albums sold, PAUL ANKA has the distinction of being the only artist in history to have a song on the Billboard charts during seven consecutive decades. One of the most successful singer-songwriters in music, Anka performs his GREATEST HITS: HIS WAY! an impressively long list of successful singles, including Put Your Head on My Shoulder and My Way. His latest album Sessions is a showcase of reimagined hits from Anka’s favorite songwriters. The album captures the romantic vibe of the ’50s and features the single It Was a Very Good Year.
With just one hit, Diana, Anka went from regular teen to a worldwide phenom – at age 15. Written for the object of his teen crush, the No. One song sold millions of copies and paved the way for an illustrious run highlighted by more than 90 million album sales, television shows, movies, a Vegas headline act, and successful collaborations with music industry luminaries such as Buddy Holly and Connie Francis. With his music and career greatly influenced by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lyman, and Chuck Berry, Anka continued his streak on the music charts with the No. One song You’re Having My Baby, Lonely Boy, Crazy Love, and You Are My Destiny. Billboard named Anka one of the most successful musicians in history, a list that also includes Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
Anka also found great success in writing songs for others. He penned The Tonight Show theme song; She’s a Lady, which was Tom Jones’ biggest hit; and Puppy Love for Donny Osmond. Anka, who also co-wrote the late Michael Jackson’s No. One worldwide hit This Is It, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993.
With his Duets record – featuring Sinatra, Jackson, Jones, Céline Dion, and Michael Bublé – Anka became the only musician to have had a record on the Billboard Top 100 Chart for seven separate decades. Anka’s “ability to seize and hold a stage only seems to deepen with the passage of time,” cheers the Chicago Tribune. The Los Angeles Times concurs: “Anka is still a powerful performer who does what he does with consummate skill.”
For tickets or more information on Anka’s concert at the CCPA, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.
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