Celebrating 60 years in the music industry, legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka brings his hits to Wynn for five performances in the intimate Encore Theater. An honored member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Anka will perform from his impressive collection of original songs such as “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” as well as classics he penned for other artists—including Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady,” and Michael Jackson’s “This Is It.” As the only artist to have a different song ranked on the Billboard charts for seven consecutive decades, Anka and his orchestra will feature songs that shaped a generation, making each night an unforgettable experience.
Step inside the intimate Encore Theater for an evening to remember with crowd-pleasing hits like “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” and “Lonely Boy.” He’s performing for a limited number of nights in honor of his 60 years in the show business. As a member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, this talented artist has penned some of the most famous hits of our time. From the theme song of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to Frank Sinatra’s signature tune “My Way,” Anka has led a distinguished career in the music industry.
Starting his career when he was 14, he slid his way to the top with his boyish charm and timeless doo-wop hits. And since he started at a young age, he had the chance to produce more hits than most people do in their musical lifetime. But that's not the only thing he has under his belt when it comes to his career.
Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa Canada, into a tight-knit family, Paul Anka didn’t waste much time getting his life in music started. He sang in the choir at St. Elijah Syrian Orthodox Church and briefly studied piano. He honed his writing skills with journalism courses, even working for a spell at the Ottawa Citizen. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. He performed at every amateur night he could get to in his mother’s car, unbeknownst to his her of course. Soon after, he won a trip to New York by winning a Campbell’s soup contest that required him to spend three months collecting soup can labels. It was there his dream was solidified, he was going to make it as a singer composer; there was not a doubt in his young tenacious mind.