Movie star Danny Aiello is to make his debut as a crooner - at the age of 70.

The LEON star has recorded his first album I JUST WANNA HEAR THE WORDS, a tribute to his blind mum, as DANNY AIELLO + Friends.

He says, "My mother always wanted me to be a singer. She was legally blind and she said, 'Danny, acting is natural to you but I want you to sing,' and I never did.

"I never went through that door. I was very shy."

The album full of 1940s standards will be released early next year.

31/10/2003 09:17