Tony Orlando Information
As an original of the Five Gents, an early â€˜60s doo-wop group, Tony Orlando was lured back into the recording world after becoming manager of Columbia Records. The switch proved successful- scoring the hit â€œTie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Treeâ€ with backing vocals from the group Dawn. Tony Orlando soon became a staple sound of the â€˜70s, with hit tunes â€œKnock Three Timesâ€ and a weekly variety show on CBS. Years after the initial fame of Orlando, â€œYellow Ribbonâ€ is still a national anthem, with a yellow ribbon having become a symbol of hope and homecoming in time of war amongst Americans. Tony Orlando now puts on successful tours giving a second live to his â€˜70s hits, coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on September 11th.