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Birth Name: Paul Albert Anka
Born: 1941/07/30
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 1955–present
Genres: Pop, Jazz, Soft Rock, Doo-wop

Paul Anka was born July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Canada and is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He sang with the St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church choir under the direction of Frederick Karam, with whom he studied music theory. He studied piano with Winnifred Rees. He attended Fisher Park High School, where he was part of a vocal trio called the Bobby Soxers. Anka recorded his first single, “I Confess,” when he was 14. In 1957 he went to New York City where he auditioned for Don Costa at ABC, singing what was widely believed to be a lovestruck verse he had written to a former babysitter. The song “Diana” brought Anka stardom as it rocketed to #1 on the Canadian and U.S. music charts. ... Continue Bio >>


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