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Paul Anka: Paul Anka (Buddah)

Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, 1 January 1972

DO YOU HAVE trouble thinking of Paul Anka as anything but a greasy Italian dork from Brooklyn who whined his way adeniodally through a series of high camp 1957-60 hits like 'Put Your Head On MY Shoulder' and 'Puppy Love' (with fake Johnny Ray tears yet) and, if memory serves, had a well-publicized nose job somewhere along the line? Yeah, I've got the same problem. In other words, it's hard to take this guy seriously.

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