One of the most enduringly successful artists of the late 20th century, Paul Anka first gained international fame as one of the world's biggest pop idols of the late 1950s/early 1960s before reinventing himself as a family entertainer in Las Vegas; and then finding further commercial success with more adult material in the 1970s. The son of Lebanese immigrants who ran a restaurant in Canada, Anka was 14 when he released his first single I Confess prompting a move to New York and instant fame with the dramatic and passionate US Number 1 single Diana. Unusually for the time he wrote his own songs and a succession of pop hits like Lonely Boy and Put Your Head On My Shoulder followed in 1958, while his song-writing gained further credence when Buddy Holly recorded his song I Guess It Doesn't Matter Any More. The hits dried up with the advent of the 1960s beat boom, but Anka was back at Number 1 in 1974 with You're Having My Baby (with Odia Coates) and maintained his formidable stature with compositions like the theme music for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, Tom Jones' She's A Lady and - most famously - the English lyrics for the iconic Frank Sinatra hit My Way. Anka also collaborated on a couple of songs with Michael Jackson and diversified into acting.