Tony Orlando Biography, Age, Today, Tour, Songs, Dawn Knock Three Times, Net Worth


Tony Orlando Biography

Tony Orlando is an American singer, songwriter, and entertainer. He is also known for the group Tony Orlando and Dawn and their 1970s hits. His birth name is Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis. Orlando grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, and his interest in music began at a young age.

He formed his first vocal group, The Five Gents, when he was only 15 years old. In 1960, he recorded his first single, “Halfway to Paradise,” which became a regional hit.

Tony Orlando Age

Orlando Cassavitis on April 3, 1944 in New York City, New York, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1944-04-03]

Tony Orlando Family

He is the son of a Greek father named Leonidas Cassavitis and a Puerto Rican mother named Ruth Estrella.

Tony Orlando has a younger sister named Florianne, who is also known as “Cookie”. She is a singer and songwriter and has collaborated with Tony on several songs. Tony and Florianne were raised in a musical family, and they began performing together at a young age.

Tony Orlando’s father, Leonidas Cassavitis, was a Greek musician and a member of the band The Costa’s Boys. He encouraged Tony and Florianne to pursue music, and they often performed with their father’s band.

Tony Orlando’s mother, Ruth Estrella, was a Puerto Rican seamstress. She passed away in 2019 at the age of 94.

Orlando Wife –  Divorce

Tony was introduced by Jerry Lee Lewis to his future wife, Elaine. Elaine had previously dated Buddy Holly. The couple got married in 1965, and had one child, Jon. They later divorced in 1984.

5 years later, he was engaged to Francine Amormino, whom he married in 1991. They remained married as of 2014, they have one child.

Tony Daughter -Children

Orlando has a son, Jon Orlando from his first marriage to Elaine. Jon was a comedian from 1993 to 2002 and is currently the vice president of business development for MEDL Mobile in Fountain Valley, California.

He also has a daughter, Jenny Rose with Francine. Jenny lives with her parents in Branson, Missouri.

Tony Orlando & Dawn

Tony Orlando & Dawn was a popular American pop music group that was active during the 1970s. The group consisted of three members: Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins, and Joyce Vincent Wilson.

Tony Orlando had previously been a successful solo artist, but he teamed up with Hopkins and Wilson in 1970 to form Tony Orlando & Dawn. The group’s first hit was “Candida,” which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970. They followed this up with a string of successful singles, including “Knock Three Times,” “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” and “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose.”

“Knock Three Times” and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” were both No. 1 hits in the United States, and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” became an enduring cultural touchstone, representing homecoming and welcome for soldiers returning from war.

Tony Orlando & Dawn also had their own television variety show, “Tony Orlando and Dawn,” which aired from 1974 to 1976.

The group disbanded in 1977, and Tony Orlando went on to a successful career as a solo artist and television personality. Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson continued to work as musicians and actresses.

Tony Orlando Net Worth

The former lead singer has a net worth of $4 million.

Tony Orlando Tour –  Now

Tony is currently on  Tony and the dawn reunion tour.


  • Saturday 24 November 2018
    Choctaw Casino Hotel – Pocola Center Stage, Pocola, OK, US
  • Friday 30 November 2018
    Sycuan Casino – Live & Up Close, El Cajon, CA, US
  • Thursday 06 December 2018
    The Colosseum, Caesar’s Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018
    Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL, US
  • Thursday 20 December 2018
    South Point Showroom at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, Las Vegas, NV, US
  • Friday 21 December 2018
    South Point Showroom at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, Las Vegas, NV, US
  • Saturday 22 December 2018
    South Point Showroom at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, Las Vegas, NV, US
  • Sunday 23 December 2018
    South Point Showroom at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, Las Vegas, NV, US

Tony Orlando Songs

  • “Halfway to Paradise” (1961)
  • “Bless You” (1961)
  • “Happy Times (Are Here To Stay)” (1961)
  • “Chills” (1962)
  • “At the Edge of Tears” (1962)
  • “Shirley” (1963)
  • “I’ll Be There” (1963)
  • “What Am I Gonna Do” (1963)
  • “Tell Me What Can I Do” (1964)
  • “To Wait For Love” (1964)
  • “I Was A Boy” (1969)
  • “Make Believe” (1969)
  • “I’ll Hold Out My Hand”(1969)
  • “Don’t Let Go” (1978)
  • “Sweets For My Sweet” (1979)

Tony Orlando And Dawn Songs


  • 1970 “Candida”
  • 1971 “Knock Three Times”
  • 1971 “I Play and Sing”
  • 1971 “Summer Sand”

Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando

  • 1971 “What Are You Doing Sunday”
  • 1971 “Juanita (I Didn’t Mean to Love You so Good)”
  • 1972 “Runaway/Happy Together”
  • 1972 “Vaya con Dios”
  • 1972 “You’re a Lady”
  • 1973 “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”
  • 1973 “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose”

Tony Orlando And Dawn

  • 1973 “Who’s in the Strawberry Patch with Sally”
  • 1974 “It Only Hurts When I Try to Smile” 1974 “Steppin’ Out (I’m Gonna Boogie Tonight)”
  • 1974 “Look in My Eyes Pretty Woman”
  • 1975 “Gimme a Good Old Mammy Song”
  • 1975 “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” 1975 “Mornin’ Beautiful”
  • 1975 “You’re All I Need to Get
  • 1975 “Skybird”
  • 1976 “Cupid”
  • 1976 “Midnight Love Affair”
  • 1976 “Spanish Harlem Rosita and Me”
  • 1977 “Sing”
  • 1977 “You’re All I Need to Get By”

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