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Paul Anka: Pop's oldest teenager keeps doing it his way

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We've had Macca and Diana Ross at Glastonbury, why not Anka at the Juan Jazz Festival

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The son of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants, Anka grew up speaking French, which is how he came to write the English version of one of the 20th century's most sung songs, "My Way".

Its a strange phenomenon that people growing up, speaking French are able to write in English-remarkable!

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Paul Anka - Moon River (Henry Mancini)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AR_dEMUEVE

Mother and Father danced to this classic at there wedding.

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Dads friend filmed this on camera.

Dad maybe the best Dad in the world, but cutting a rug, Mother quoted, if you can't dance find a reason to sing

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"I'm so young and you're so old ..."

Oh yeah how many of us bucks know that song. My first was a gal was really named Diana who was 48 and I was 19. On liberty from the USS Ramses in 1994 in Aberdeen. That song was playing on the hotel radio alarm clock as we dressed to leave our seperate ways. Love you Diana.

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I thought Cliff Richard was the world’s oldest teenager. He is the Peter Pan of Pop after all.

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kurisupisuJuly 6  09:02 am JST

The son of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants, Anka grew up speaking French, which is how he came to write the English version of one of the 20th century's most sung songs, "My Way".

Its a strange phenomenon that people growing up, speaking French are able to write in English-remarkable!

Paul has a street in the Ottawa area named after him. Ottawa is the Canadian capital and it's near Gatineau, PQ. It's only natural that Paul would speak French, and France used to rule Syria and Lebanon.

Anka was slated to sing "My Way" at Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president in 2017 before pulling out, although he avoided saying whether he supported him.

"You've got a better chance of getting a sunrise past a rooster on that one," he said.

MANY artists pulled out of that 'inauguration' w/o explaining why. That says plenty because the signs were already there about trump and his character, or lack of.

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LudditeJuly 8  11:33 pm JST

I thought Cliff Richard was the world’s oldest teenager. He is the Peter Pan of Pop after all.

I thought that honor went to Dick Clark. They still have the 'Rocking New Years Eve' (with his name on it) on TV. But he's dead and the show hasn't been very good for many years.

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