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Tony Orlando and Dawn is an American pop music group that was popular in the s. He had three Top 40 hits, two in and another in as the lead singer for the studio group Wind. While working as a music executive, Orlando received " Candida ," a song other producers and singers had turned down. Originally, Orlando could not lend his name to the song, as he was working for April-Blackwood and recording under his Dance To The Music - Tony Orlando & Dawn - Skybird would be a professional conflict of interest.
After producer Hank Medress insisted Orlando dub his voice over the male vocals on the original track, Bell Records released the single as being performed by the band "Dawn" to protect Orlando's position. Phil Margo played drums on the original session, and the arranger was Norman Bergen.
After the single hit No. The ensemble recorded the album Candidawhich included the namesake Run Away - To Kool Chris - Absolute Dance and the No. Bell Records was desperate to have The Shadows - Man Of Mystery real-life act to promote Dawn's records.
After a tour of Europe, Hopkins and Vincent assumed background vocal duties in the studio, first recording on the late album Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando. The group now billed as 'Dawn featuring Tony Orlando' released another single inand it became their next No. The show was in the same vein as its predecessor with sketches featuring sarcastic back-and-forth banter between Orlando, Hopkins and Vincent, similar to the sarcastic dialogue between Sonny and Cher and became a Top 20 hit.
Orlando is still a popular appearance performer on tour regularly with the Lefty Brothers and Toni Wine. The Vincent Sisters continue a prolific career as session singers.
A DVD compilation from the variety series was Dance To The Music - Tony Orlando & Dawn - Skybird in along with the group's catalog of albums on CD. Publicity Boing, Boom, Jack! - Various - Kompilation II for those releases marked the first time Hopkins, and both Vincent Sisters appeared onstage together. Toni Wine also participated in those shows. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in Tony Orlando and Dawn occasionally reunites for television and benefit performances.
She continues to tour and perform to audiences all over the world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Billboard Book of No. Retrieved March 23, February 16, Ronnie Allen Show.
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