How Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Biggest Hit Became a Vietnam Song | Where Are They Now | OWN

How Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Biggest Hit Became a Vietnam Song | Where Are They Now | OWN


[MUSIC PLAYING] It was not overnight. In fact, the group,
Tony Orland and Dawn, was getting ready to break
up when we went to the studio and heard a little song
called “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ol’ Oak Tree.” That was the real beginning. [MUSIC PLAYING] You talk about timing. That was because at that time,
all the veterans were coming back from Vietnam,
and the song itself was about a guy in prison. And he was getting
out of prison. He said to his wife,
you know, if you want me to come home,
tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree. But a lot of the
people in the military, they took that as their song. So it just made it humongous,
bigger than we ever thought.

14 thoughts on “How Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Biggest Hit Became a Vietnam Song | Where Are They Now | OWN

  1. Ms Telma thank you for the laughs over the years. You have been in some of my favorite comedies over the years. Bosom Buddies. Gimme a Break. Family Matters, Half and Half. The Hughleys. You are a living Legend.

  2. I doubt the so g was ever heard by US troops in Vietnam. The peace treaty was signed Feb of 1973. I don't remember hearing it over there.

  3. Since this aired I have been asking everyone the name of the restaurant she was sitting in. It’s her former singing partners restaurant but no one knows

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