Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree was released in 1973; it became a signature hit for Tony Orlando (Michael Anthony Orlando Cassivitis) and Dawn (Joyce Vincent and Telma Hopkins), the number 1 single of the year and a huge international sensation. The song was on the charts for more than five months; it sold more than seven million copies.
The group's CBS comedy/variety series -- The Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour -- lasted for two seasons and was canceled in December of 1976; the group disbanded seven months later.