Paul Anka is one of the most prolific names in modern music. Throughout the ’50s and ’60s, Anka was considered the ultimate heartthrob crooner. His professional career began at 14 with the release of the single “I Confess.” However, he reached superstar status with his hit “Diana.” He followed “Diana” with a plethora of hit singles such as “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “You’re Having My Baby” and “Lonely Boy.” Anka’s career has transcended the decades with his most recent release being “Duets,” which was released in 2013.
Additionally, Anka also had a talent for composing for others. Tom Jones scored a hit with the Anka-penned single “She’s A Lady.” Just before his death, Buddy Holly recorded Anka’s song “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.” He was also credited for writing the theme to “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” With his impeccable voice still in its prime, Anka’s performance at the IP Resort & Casino should give fans a nostalgic cross-section of his impressive career.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m.
Venue: Studio A at the IP Resort & Casino, 850 Bayview Ave. (Biloxi), www.ipbiloxi.com
Tickets: $50-$70 available through Ticketmaster
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