Artist Countdown: Tony Orlando & Dawn Top 20 Hits – 6pm ET

April 3, 2013
Editor In Chief

tony-orlando_dawn_090105Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis (born April 3, 1944), better known as Tony Orlando, is an American show business professional, best known as the lead singer of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn in the early 1970s.

Discovered by producer Don Kirshner, Orlando had songs on the charts in 1961 when he was 16, “Halfway to Paradise” and “Bless You”. Orlando then became a producer himself, and at an early age was promoted to a vice-president position at CBS Records, where he was in charge of the April-Blackwood Music division. He sang under the name “Dawn” in the 1970s, and when the songs became hits, he went on tour and the group became “Tony Orlando and Dawn”. They had several songs which were major hits including “Candida”, “Knock Three Times“, and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree“. The group hosted a variety program, “The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show” on CBS from 1974 to 1976, and then broke up in 1978. Orlando then continued as a solo singer, performing in Las Vegas and Branson, Missouri.[1] Orlando has hosted the New York City portions of the MDA Labor Day Telethon on WWOR-TV since the 1980s but quit in 2011 in response to Jerry Lewis’ firing from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. – Wikipedia

1 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
2 He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)
3 Knock Three Times
4 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
5 Candida
6 Cupid
7 What Are You Doing Sunday
8 Who’s in the Strawberry Patch with Sally
9 Steppin’ Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)
10 Mornin’ Beautiful
11 Look in My Eyes Pretty Woman
12 I Play and Sing
13 Summer Sand
14 You’re All I Need to Get By
15 Skybird
16 Sing
17 Vaya con Dios
18 You’re a Lady 
19 Runaway/Happy Together
20 It Only Hurts When I Try to Smile

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