Chanteur, auteur compositeur et pruducteur de disques n le 4 Novembre 1929 Brooklyn, New York.

American songwriter and record producer, born 4 November 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
With over 300 recorded songs, Vance co-wrote such hits as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," recorded in 1960 by Brian Hyland, which rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and "Catch a Falling Star," recorded in 1957 by Perry Como, which was also a hit and became one of Como's signature songs. "What Will Mary Say", a Top 10 hit for the singer Johnny Mathis in 1963, was written by Vance with Eddie Snyder. Vance got the idea for "Itsy Bitsy Bikini" because his daughter was too shy to wear a bikini in public. The song was a Top 10 hit in other countries around the world.
In 1964, Vance and Lee Pockriss wrote a song entitled "Leader Of The Laundromat," a spoof of the then-popular "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las, and Vance produced a recording of the track by a trio consisting of Ron Dante, Tommy Wynn, and Vance's nephew Danny Jordan. The record was released under the name The Detergents, and its success led to an album called The Many Faces Of The Detergents, which Vance produced and for which he, along with Pockriss, penned all the songs. The release of "Leader of the Laundromat" earned a lawsuit against the group by "Leader Of The Pack" composers Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and George "Shadow" Morton. Dante would later work alongside Barry as lead vocalist for The Archies.
In 1969, Vance teamed up with Dante after the latter agreed to record a demo of the new Vance/Pockriss composition, "Tracy." Dante provided all the voices on the recording, both leads and backgrounds, and the single was released under the name The Cuff Links. Its success prompted Vance to bring Dante back into the recording studio to record an entire album's worth of songs, and the resultant LP, also entitled Tracy, was rush-released to capitalize on the popularity of the single. As with The Detergents' album, Vance produced the recording sessions and co-wrote all of the songs with Pockriss.
In 1972, Vance and Pockriss penned "Playground In My Mind," which was recorded by Clint Holmes, and became a 1973 #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remained for 23 weeks. The single was awarded gold record status on July 3, 1973. Vance's son, Philip, sang on the refrain on the recording along with Holmes. In 1974, Vance discovered singer/songwriter Joseph Nicoletti and recorded "Changing Colors" with Nicoletti on RCA records,joseph Nicoletti was also Signed by Worlds Largest Ad agency BBD&O to sing the TV commercial for Diet-pepsi which won an AD Award that year for "Most" performed on radio,producer was the late Phil duesenberry (who was inducted into the AD worlds Hall of fame). Vance co-wrote and produce the song "Run Joey Run" for David Geddes in 1975; the song reached the top 5 on the Billboard charts that year.
The songwriting duo also wrote the ballad, "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do," first recorded by Astrud Gilberto and covered by Natalie Cole, Esther Phillips, and Dee Dee Warwick.
Through the years, Vance continued to produce various recording artists, including Kathy Keates, who recorded, among other songs on the RCA Records label, the hit single "I Think About You" with Al Martino.
In October 2009, Vance was nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Talents : Vocals, Songwriter, Record Producer

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll, Pop-Rock, Pop

Hey! Now, Mary (1959) (Paul Vance)

Valentina, My Valentina (1959) (Lee & Paul)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

Singles & EP

05/1959 SP Kenco 5001 (US) .

Hey! Now, Mary (Paul Vance) / Magic Melody (instr.) (Paul Vance Orchestra)

11/1960 SP ROULETTE R-4298 (US) .

Paul's High School Band - Raucus / Recess

1959 SP Columbia ‎4-41337 (US) LEE & PAUL - The Chick / Valentina, My Valentina
1960 ? SP United Artists ZTSP 69150 US) (promo) . LEE & PAUL - The Happy Gondolier / National Pastim
02/1961 SP ROULETTE R-4337 (US) .

Jeannie / Boom-Diddy-Boom

03/1962 SP ROULETTE R-4420 (US) .

Paul Vance & His Orchestra - Cleopatra / Sadie's Shawl

1965 SP Columbia ‎4-43212 (US) . LEE & PAUL - King Of The Island (Kamehameha) / The Bashful Russian
08/1966 SP SCEPTER SCE 12164 (US) .

Dommage, Dommage (Too Bad, Too Bad) / Sexy

10/1966 SP SCEPTER HS 1011 (NL) Dommage, Dommage (Too Bad, Too Bad) / Sexy
1966 SP VOGUE INT. 80060 (F) . Dommage, Dommage (Too Bad, Too Bad) / Sexy
1966 SP SCEPTER SC 705 (I) Dommage, Dommage (Too Bad, Too Bad) / Sexy
1966 EP VOGUE INT. 18096 (F)

Dommage, Dommage (Too Bad, Too Bad) / Julie Knows / Sexy / The Flame Of Love

11/1966 SP SCEPTER SCE 12175 (US) .

My Vie (My Life) / It Happens Every Day




Album

1966 LP 12" SCEPTER SRM 557 (US)

Ma Vie - My Life - Ma Vie (My Life) / The Flame Of Love / It Happens Every Day / I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do / Gina / Sexy / Domage, Domage (To Bad, To Bad) / It's That Time Of Day / My Little Corner Of The World / Julie Knows / Starbright / You Only See Her

Rocky Productions 5/11/2019