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Tony Orlando was our guest on Anything Goes! on Nov 16.
Tony Orlando with Anything Goes! host Lise Avery at WFDU-FM
About Tony Orlando -
One of America's most endearing and enduring stars, Tony Orlando was live in the WFDU-FM studios on Monday November 16th for his appearance on the popular radio program Anything Goes!! with Lise Avery. Tony recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of his recording of Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree.
Anything Goes!!, hosted by vocalist with Lise Avery. has been heard on WFDU-FM each Monday from 9AM – 1PM since 1998 and is loved by listeners throughout the NY Metropolitan area for its eclectic mix of jazz, standards and classic pop, ticket giveaways and interviews. In addition to the live broadcast on WFDU-FM, Anything Goes!! is heard nationally and internationally by more than a million people each week on radio stations across the United States, in Australia, New Zealand and across Taiwan as well as on the web . On WFDU-FM Anything Goes!! is notable for its amazing ticket giveaways and artist interviews. Some of the notable performers Lise interviewed so far this year include Herb Alpert, Don Rickles and Judy Collins. And now, Tony Orlando can be added to the roster.
Tony Orlando had five number one hits including Candida, Knock Three Times, Sweet Gypsy Rose, He Don’t Love You and, of course, recorded Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree. He also hosted a popular television variety series, and has appeared in movies and on Broadway. In 1973, Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree was number one for the year, became Orlando's theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal.
Orlando remains one of America's best loved personalities. He has been a recipient of three American Music Awards and a People's Choice Award. For outstanding achievements to the entertainment industry, Tony was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990. Tony has played to packed arenas and for five Presidents. His universal appeal has bridged many a generation gap. Tony was one of the first entertainers to be featured as a subject of VH1's Behind the Music in 1998. The episode continues to be aired and received one of the network's highest ratings for the series.
Tony Orlando with the Frank Sinatra ring
A closer look at the ring
Tony Orlando was gifted the ring that he is wearing in the pictures above by Frank Sinatra in 1998.
About Lise -
Lise Avery began broadcasting her show, Anything Goes!!, from WFDU-FM in 1998, which features a fun, unpredictable mix of standards, jazz & classic pop with a bit of almost anything else. You’ll also hear classic comedy to cartoon theme songs and old, rare gems from classic artists.
Since Lise went on the air with Anything Goes!!, she has had the privilege of interviewing some remarkable people. And, because of the eclectic nature of Anything Goes!!, those guests have ranged from Sir James Galway to Davy Jones of the Monkees to songwriters Jimmy Webb and Mike Stoller and song and dance legend Tommy Tune.
Outside of the station, Lise is an accomplished singer and actress. She has performed in nightclubs, musicals and cabarets throughout the NY metro area and is currently working on a new album with the remarkable pianist Russ Kassoff. She is an avid scuba diver, animal lover and environmentalist and she loves hunting for treasures at flea markets and garage sales. Whenever she can she spends time at her cottage in rural Ontario, Canada with mismatched clothing and unruly hair.
Lise has a special way of turning a phrase or playing the tune that is sure to touch you, make you smile or stir a memory – it’s like listening to your favorite music with an old friend. You never know what to expect when you tune into Anything Goes!! But you can always expect great music, good fun and a good feeling.