Canadian-born superstar Paul Anka was a teen idol to millions of adolescent fans throughout the world. He cut his first single ‘I Confess’ when he was just 14 years old back in 1956. But it was the song ‘Diana’ released in 1957 that brought Anka a star status that would ebb and flow for decades.
Back in 1962 the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) released a twenty-six minute documentary on the very young and hot singing sensation. Filled with concert highlights, behind-the-scenes footage, screaming fans (an early taste of Beatlemania), and interviews with both Anka and his manager, the film Lonely Boy offers an insiders glimpse into the superstar’s heyday. Enjoy!
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