Paul Anka Still Having The Time Of His Life

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Paul Anka
Seneca Niagara Events Center
Niagara Falls, NY

Saturday April 19, 2014
Review: Joseph Suto

 

 

 

 

As his band broke into the evening’s first number, you could hear Paul Anka singing but did not know where he was. It wasn’t until a spotlight was flashed into the rear of the Seneca Niagara Events Center that one could see Anka walk down the aisle up towards the stage as he crooned “Diana.” It was the song that made it all happen for Anka as it shot up to number one in 1957.

It was during “Times Of Your Life” where a video screen came down center stage and with Anka in several pictures. Anka was in several photos with many famous people and was also shown in clips depicting his long career including family and some of his most cherished photos. He had mentioned how he had five daughters and seven grandchildren as he introduced his most recent number one tune “(You’re) Having My Baby” from 1974.

To close out the show he did two Sinatra standards “My Way” and “New York, New York”. He left the stage for a moment and returned with the Creedence Clearwater Revival cover “Proud Mary” before ending with the song that started the show “Diana.”

Anka has had quite an illustrious career as a singer, composer and actor. At 72, he has not lot any of his voice, wit and personality that helped make him who he is today. He has hit the top of the charts three times, numerous top tens and appeared in several film s and television shows. Anka is a must see artist for any fan of music who appreciates quality music performed in a top notch manner.

Set List
Diana
For Once In My Life
You Are My Destiny
Mack The Knife
Times Of Your Life
(You’re) Having My Baby
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Puppy Love
Lonely Boy
(Ya, Ya, Ya) My Hometown
She’s A Lady
The Longest Day
Do I Love You
A Steel Guitar And A Glass Of Wine
It Doesn’t Matter
Oh Lonesome Me
My Italian Song
I’m Not Anyone
Jubilation
Let Me Try Again
My Way
New York, New York
Encore
Proud Mary
Diana

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