Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Thursday, February 16th, 2017 comes from Tony Orlando & Dawn!
On March 29th, 1975, "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" entered Billboard's Top 40 and went all the way to #1, spending three weeks in first place, ten weeks in the chart, was certified a Gold Record and also went to #1 for a single week on the Adult Contemporary Chart.
Tony Orlando, born Michael Anthony Orlando on March 3rd, 1944 in Manhattan, New York was discovered at age 16 by Don Kirshner. In 1967, he became manager of April-Blackwood Music publishing company. He was the lead singer of Wind, a New York studio group, in 1969. In 1970, he teamed with session singers Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent.
Tony Orland scored two songs as a solo artist in 1961 and placed one song in the Top 40 in 1969 with Wind. Dawn scored four Top 40 hits from 1970-71, then changed their billing to Dawn featuring Tony Orlando in late 1971 till 1973. Lastly, after changing their billing to Tony Orlando & Dawn, they scored seven Top 40 hits between 1973 and 1976. They three #1s and four Gold Records.
Tony Orlando still tours as a solo artist.