November 15, 2011

Paul Anka Thrills Fans in Istanbul Concert

Monday night saw legendary crooner Paul Anka take to the Haliç Congress Center stage in what proved to be an unforgettable night of musical entertainment in Istanbul.

A two-hour concert that is likely to remain etched in the minds of those present forever more, the veteran Canadian singer/songwriter accompanied by a 13-man orchestra performed classic pieces such as “Diana,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder” and “Lonely Boy” for an audience of 3,000 people.

Anka, who shot to stardom in the late 1950s and 1960s as a teen idol, recording his first single at the tender age of 14, went on to write and compose well-known music such as the theme for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” and The Everly Brothers classic “Bye Bye Love.” Anka and Michael Jackson co-wrote the song “I Never Heard,” which was later renamed and released in 2009 under the title “This Is It.”

This great man who has sold a total of over 100 million albums over the past half century is set to bring his European tour to a close in Warsaw on Wednesday evening before heading back to perform in America until February.

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