Tony Lawrence (singer)

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Tony Lawrence is an American singer originally from St. Kitts.

As a child, he moved with his family to Virginia, and later New York City. [1] He became known as "The Continental Dreamboat". [2] Lawrence appeared in Paris in 1964. [3] In 1965, he had a successful nationwide tour on behalf of the "Teen 'N Tea Caravan", sponsored by the Tea Council of the U.S.A. [4] In 1968 Lawrence was director of the Harlem Cultural Festival. [5]


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  1. Bernstein, Jonathan (2019-08-09). "This 1969 Music Fest Has Been Called 'Black Woodstock.' Why Doesn't Anyone Remember?". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
  2. Page 30 - The Pittsburgh Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), Friday, 20. Singer Tony Lawrence, "the continental dream boat," shows two bikini - clad models the continental manner. The occasion was the party celebrating the departure of an - other model for the Cannes Festival"
  3. Billboard - 14 Mar 1964 - Page 12 "Singer Tony Lawrence jets to Paris for an appearance at the Montmarte Club in April"
  4. Jet - 9 Sep 1965 - Page 64 Vol. 28, No. 22 "...a TV show starring singer Tony Lawrence is being planned following success of his nationwide tour on behalf of the "Teen 'N Tea Caravan" sponsored by the Tea Council of the U.S.A."
  5. Jet - 15 Feb 1968 - Page 62 Vol. 33, No. 19 - "Harlem Cultural Festival Director Tony Lawrence is soundly irked because booking agents of "top soul acts" are reneging"