I am truly unique. Only a few insiders know this – but I knew Paul Anka when he was just a kid, just starting out in the business – long before he wrote perhaps the greatest song ever written – “My Way.”
What people also do not know is that Paul wrote it for me. I inspired it. One night he saw me perform and was impressed. As I came off the stage he said, “Tommy, do you know what I like most about you? You do it YOUR way.”
I said, “Paul – that sounds like a really good song title – ‘He did it his way’…..”, and Paul said, “Yes, but I think “I did it my way” sounds better – don’t you?”
“Yes”, I said, “that definitely sounds better.”
Later that very night Paul sat down and wrote the greatest song of all time – “My Way”. He did it his way, of course, but he wrote it about me. Few people know these inside stories, but if you manage to get Paul alone and ask him if what I say is true. he will admit it without hesitation, so great even to this day is his admiration for my boundless talent.
Tommy is Kip Addotta Friend
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