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Dawn - Candida 1970 Debut AMPEX BELL A25 8-TRACK TAPE
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Dawn - Candida 1970 Debut AMPEX BELL A25 8-TRACK TAPE
Dawn - Candida 1970 Debut AMPEX BELL A25 8-TRACK TAPE
Dawn - Candida 1970 Debut AMPEX BELL A25 8-TRACK TAPE
Dawn - Candida 1970 Debut AMPEX BELL A25 8-TRACK TAPE

Dawn - Candida 1970 Debut AMPEX BELL A25 8-TRACK TAPE

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Candida is a 1970 album by Dawn, a group including Tony Orlando, Toni Wine, and Linda November. Orlando was singing under the group name "Dawn" in order to avoid problems with his contract with his other label, CBS. However, after the success of "Candida" and "Knock Three Times", he invited two other singers to become "Dawn", and then "Tony Orlando and Dawn" could tour in support of the songs.

Tony Orlando and Dawn is an American pop music group that was popular in the 1970s. Their signature hits include "Candida", "Knock Three Times", "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree", and "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)".

Tony Orlando was born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis on 3 April 1944.[1] After almost a decade of singing and with only three Top 40 hits, two in 1961 and another in 1969 as the lead singer for the studio group Wind, he had not had any further successes. He stopped singing entirely, and by 1970 he was a retired demo singer. He began publishing music for April-Blackwood Music, a division of Columbia Records, instead.

Then Orlando received "Candida," a song that other producers and singers had turned down. Originally, Orlando was not able to lend his name to the song, as he was working for April-Blackwood and recording under his own name would be a professional conflict of interest. After an insistence by producer Hank Medress that he dub his voice over the male vocals on the original track, the single was released on Bell Records labelled as being performed by the band "Dawn", to protect Orlando's position.

The background singers on the track were Sharon Greane, Linda November, Jay Siegel, and Toni Wine, who co-wrote the song. Phil Margo played drums on the original session, and the arranger was Norman Bergen. After the single hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 (No.1 on the Cashbox Top 100), Orlando wanted to start performing again. The ensemble then recorded the follow-up song "Knock Three Times", which topped the Hot 100 on 23 January - 6 February 1971.

Bell Records was desperate to have a real-life act to promote Dawn's records. Orlando asked former Motown/Stax backing vocalists Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson to become Dawn. The threesome then went on the road after "Candida" and "Knock Three Times". After a tour of Europe, Hopkins and Vincent assumed background vocal duties in the studio as well. They were joined in the studio by Vincent's sister Pamela Vincent, who in addition to singing, arranged all the backing vocals. Prior touring commitments with Aretha Franklin prevented Vincent from appearing with Dawn on tour. The first single with their voices in the background was "Runaway/Happy Together" in 1972.

The group (now billed as 'Dawn featuring Tony Orlando') released another single in 1973, and it became their next No. 1 single — "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree." In terms of sales, this single was the most successful in the group's career, starting a string of seven consecutive Hot 100 appearances with long titles by the group.

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