TNB Night Owl – Tony Orlando and Dawn, et al.

We had a record player in our elementary school classroom, which we could use during recess when the weather wasn’t nice enough to play outside. In the winter of 1970-1971, Knock Three Times was a big number one hit. Someone brought the 45rpm record to school, and we played it incessantly, over and over and over again, for several days, until finally our teacher, a nice young woman, commanded us to stop. It’s the only time I can recall that she ever raised her voice or seemed like she might be on the edge of completely losing it. Shortly afterwards, she left and was replaced by a ‘permanent’ substitute teacher who stayed for the remainder of the schoolyear. It might have been because we drove our teacher a little crazy. Or, it may have been because she went on maternity leave. She never came back though, so I think it’s possible we may have had something to do with her long-term career choices. Unintentionally, of course. We were just kids being kids, if I remember correctly.

Playlist notes: At first, Tony Orlando and Dawn were known only as Dawn. By late 1971, they were styled as Dawn featuring Tony Orlando and stayed that way until late 1973 when the group became Tony Orlando and Dawn.

 

1970 #3
Candida (3:05)
as Dawn

1970 #1
Knock Three Times (2:57)
as Dawn

1973 #1
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (3:21)
as Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

1973 #3
Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose (2:53)
as Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

1975 #1
He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) (3:40)
as Tony Orlando and Dawn

1975 #1
Love Will Keep Us Together (3:24)
Captain & Tennille

1975 #4
The Way I Want to Touch You
Captain & Tennille (2:44)

1976 #3
Lonely Night (Angel Face) (3:19)
Captain & Tennille

1976 #4
Shop Around (3:31)
Captain & Tennille

1976 #4
Muskrat Love (3:49)
Captain & Tennille

1979 #1
Reunited (3:58)
Peaches and Herb

1979 #1
Do That to Me One More Time (4:12)
Captain & Tennille

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