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    DescriptionA teen idol of the 1950s who virtually invented the idea of singer-songwriter-heartthrob that still fuels the industry today, Paul Anka's slew of hits - from "Diana" to "Put Your Head on my Shoulder" - earned him a place touring with the major stars of his era, including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. He wrote Holly's last hit, and just missed being a passenger on Holly's fatal plane flight. Anka also stepped in front of the camera for the teen beach-party movie era, writing the music for the movies and sleeping with many of their starlets, including the much-more-carnal-than-her-image Annette Funicello. When the British invasion wiped out the style of music that had made him famous, Anka made sure his "wipeout" wasn't the end of his story. An astute businessman and image-builder who didn't let anyone else run his career, he toured the world until returning home for his "comeback", becoming a charter member of the Rat Pack, writing the theme music for The Tonight Show as well as his friend Frank Sinatra's anthem "My Way". The Times of My Life is bursting with rich, rollicking stories of the people who have been part of Anka's life: Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Jones, Steve Wynn, Michael Jackson, Kirk Kerkorian, Adnan Khashoggi, Dodi Fayed, Brooke Shields, Donald Trump, Sammy Davis, Jr., Brigitte Bardot, the acrobats in the Barnum & Bailey Circus, and many more.


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    Title
    My Way
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Anka, By (author) David Dalton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312381042
    ISBN 10: 0312381042
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 782.42164092
    B&T Approval Code: A08740000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A08508000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.2.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 781.42166092
    LC classification: ML420.A7307 A3 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    two 16-page colour photograph inserts
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    13 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    PAUL ANKA had his own vocal group by the age of thirteen and released his first single at sixteen. His first million-selling #1 hit, "Diana," made him a star. He was born in Ottawa, Canada, and lives in Southern California.
    Review quote
    "A lively, entertaining autobiography by one of the true legends of the music busines."--"Booklist""" "Tenacious, tickled with success, Anka splashes plenty of juice and little restraint."--"Publishers Weekly"