You are on page 1of 2

Trini Lopez, Tony Orlando and Mark Antony

Trini Lopez is Mexican-American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and
musician whose folk-styled hits included "If I Had a Hammer", "Michael" and
"Lemon Tree".
He was born on May 15, 1937. He started performing with his own
band when he was 15 years old and caught the eye of rock and roll
legend Buddy Holly, who recommended him to a music producer who signed
Lopez and his band, "The Big Beats", to Columbia Records.
Lopez eventually quit "The Big Beats" to go solo. His cover of "If I Had
a Hammer" from his first album, which was released in 1963, made it to #3
on the charts, eventually earning a gold disc with sales exceeding one million
copies. His other big hits were "Lemon Tree", "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy",
"Michael", "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now" and "The Bramble Bush".
Lopez's acting career was essentially still-born when he walked off the
set of The Dirty Dozen (1967) at the urging of Sinatra.
He appeared infrequently as an actor over the next 10 years, mostly
on television. In addition to singing and acting, Lopez designed two guitars
for the Gibson Guitar Corporation, the Trini Lopez Standard and the Lopez
Trini Lopez was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame
in 2003.

Tony Orlando is an American show business professional, best known
as the lead singer of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn in the early 1970s.
Discovered by producer Don Kirshner, Orlando had songs on the charts
in 1961 when he was 16, "Halfway to Paradise" and "Bless You". Orlando
then became a producer himself, and at an early age was promoted to a
vice-president position at CBS Records, where he was in charge of the AprilBlackwood Music division. He sang under the name "Dawn" in the 1970s,
and when the songs became hits, he went on tour and the group became

performing in Las Vegas and Branson Missouri. Born Marco Antonio Muniz on September 16. Anthony married Jennifer Lopez. In 2004."Tony Orlando and Dawn". "The Tony Orlando and Dawn Show" on CBS from 1974–76. Getting his start as a backup singer for acts such as Menudo and the Latin Rascals. and then broke up in 1978. Marc Anthony went on to international fame as a singer. and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree". and actor of Puerto Rican descent who has made his mark through his Latin and salsa-inspired music. and songwriter. songwriter. Orlando has hosted the New York City portions of the MDA Labor Day Telethon on WWOR-TV since the 1980s but quit in 2011. Marc Anthony is a singer. in New York City. herself a Puerto Rican singer and actor. Orlando then continued as a solo singer. All have won important awards. actor. The three of them are famous singers. Anthony became a headliner when his style shifted to a more Spanish-based sound. songwriters and actors. . 1968. "Knock Three Times". They had several songs which were major hits including "Candida". The group hosted a variety program.