Ottawa boy made good in 1959

On Nov. 4, 1959, Ottawa pop star Paul Anka had a #1 Billboard hit with his single, “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” Anka wrote the song, which was released as a single by ABC-Paramount, arranged and conducted by Don Costa, with a B side of Don’t Ever Leave Me.
Nearly a decade later, the song was re-popularized when it was released as a single by The Lettermen in 1968. While the song peaked on the Hot 100 just outside of the top 40, it continued that group’s streak of top 40 adult contemporary hits.
Anka became famous in the late 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s with hit songs such as Diana, Lonely Boy, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, and (You’re) Having My Baby. He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones’ biggest hits, “She’s a Lady,” as well as the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song, My Way (which was based on the original French song “Comme d’habitude).”
Paul Anka was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2005, and a few years later, he received another amazing national honour when he was selected to be featured on a Canada Post domestic-rate postage stamp.
The Canadian Recording Artists set of four stamps was issued June 29, 2007; besides Anka, the set included Anne Murray, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot.
To celebrate the creativity of these iconic Canadians, Canada Post’s design team got creative, too, with four different CD-shaped booklets of eight stamps each.
Each cover featured the image of one of the recording artists, and inside, the stamps were arranged in one of four different orders. The booklets included envelope seals and information about the featured artist. In addition, a souvenir sheet, official first-day cover and postcards.
Over the years, individual and group recording artists have been featured.
If there are future similar releases, who would you recommend be included?2007_recartists_stamp

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