Tony Orlando is a pop singer who became famous in the 1970s as the lead singer of the group, Tony Orlando and Dawn. Dawn members consisted of Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent. Prior to forming Dawn, Orlando, while still in his teens, had three solo pop hits in 1961, "Halfway To Paradise," "Bless You," and "Happy Times (Are Here To Stay)." In 1969, he had one more hit with "Make Believe," which he recorded as lead singer with the studio group, Wind.
In 1970, Tony Orlando and Dawn debuted on the charts with "Candida," which peaked at #3. This song was followed by a string of hits through 1979 that included the chart-topping "Knock Three Times" (1971), "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" (1973), and "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" (1975). Tony Orlando had one last solo chart hit in 1979 with "Sweets For My Sweet."
From 1974 to 1976, Tony Orlando with Dawn hosted a variety program, "The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show."
The song(s) featured on this page are on:
- Radio Gold, Vol. 3 (VA)
- Have A Nice Decade: The '70s Pop Culture Box (VA)
- Now And Then: Music From The Motion Picture (VA)
- Definitive Collection
- Golden Age of American Popular Music: Hard-to-Get Hot 100 Hits From 1956-1965 (VA)
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- Candida 1970
- I Play And Sing 1971
- Knock Three Times 1970
(This song topped the charts.)
- Summer Sand 1971
Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando
- Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose? 1973
- Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree 1973
(This song topped both the Adult Contemporary and Pop/Rock charts. In the 1970s, the yellow ribbon became a symbol that a loved one who was absent, due to either being in the military or in jail, would be welcomed home on his/her return.)
- What Are You Doing Sunday 1971
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