Saturday, May 18, 2013


Paul Anka with David Dalton, My Way (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2013), p. 220.

Things began to pick up for me recordwise when in 1971 I wrote "She's a Lady" for Tom Jones. The first meeting I had with Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Gordon Mills, their manager, they came to my home in New York and we tried to make a deal for my publishing company. It's late at night, and we were watching a movie at my house and they are all drinking champagne. The next day I woke up, looked in the living room, and my wife, being a significant decorator, and I were shocked to find all our bowls of potpourri empty. They had eaten all of it thinking it was potato chips.