Page 9 of 12Paul Anka - Diana. What would most fourteen year olds do if they had a teenage crush on an older woman? Well, if that teenager was called Paul Anka he might just sit down and write a song which in turn becomes a multi-million selling single around the world with 320 different recordings in 32 countries. Born on 30 July 1941 In Ottawa, Canada, Paul Anka showed an early interest in music and had already formed his own musical trio by the age of twelve. Encouraged by the amount of bookings the trio were attracting, Paul convinced his father to send him to Hollywood where he had connections in the movie business. His first song sold 300,000 copies, a contract with ABC-Paramount followed and the release of his song 'Diana' and an appearance on the prestigious 'Ed Sullivan Show' rocketed him to stardom. By 1970 he had sold over 40 million discs worldwide and remains to this day one of the leading lights in the record industry.