Toni Wine

Real Name:
Toni Wine
American singer songwriter (born June 4, 1947, Washington Heights, New York, is an American pop music songwriter, who wrote songs for such artists as The Mindbenders ("A Groovy Kind of Love"), Tony Orlando and Dawn ("Candida"), Elvis Presley, and Checkmates Ltd., in the late 1960s and 1970s. Wine also sang the female vocals for the cartoon music group The Archies, most notably on their #1 hit song "Sugar, Sugar" (however, she did not sing the lead vocal in the song "Jingle Jangle"; it was Ron Dante using a falsetto. In addition, Wine was a backing vocalist on Gene Pitney's "It Hurts to Be In Love" and on Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind."
Wine was a child prodigy who studied piano at the Juilliard School of Music before going to work at Screen Gems Publishing. There she initially collaborated with songwriters including Gerry Goffin, Howard Greenfield and Steve Venet. The first Wine composition that was recorded was The Cookies' "Only to Other People," but she needed the following three year association with Carole Bayer Sager to blossom. The earliest fruits of their partnership, "A Groovy Kind of Love," topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965. By this time Wine was also recording as a solo artist, releasing singles for Colpix Records to minimal acclaim.
By 1969, Wine joined with Ron Dante, Ellie Greenwich and Andy Kim to record as The Archies. The following year, according to some reports, Wine reunited with fellow Brill Building alum Tony Orlando to lend vocals on her song "Candida," which was nevertheless accredited to Dawn. (Some accounts also place Wine at the sessions for Orlando's follow-up, "Knock Three Times.")

After recording a handful of bubblegum flavoured tracks, in the early 1970s, Wine married the record producer, Chips Moman, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. There she released material for Atco Records and Monument Records in addition to a continuing career as a writer and session vocalist.

In 2007, Wine toured and appeared in concert with Tony Orlando, as vocalist and keyboardist.
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Singles & EPs

Toni Wine My Boyfriend's Coming Home For Christmas (Single) Colpix Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Toni Wine A Girl Is Not A Girl (Single) Colpix Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Toni Wine A Boy Like You / Funny Little Heart (Single) Colpix Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Toni Wine River Deep Mountain High Senate Record Corp. US 1967 Sell This Version
Toni Wine Let's Make Love Tonight / He's Not You (Single) ATCO Records US 1970 Sell This Version
none Toni Wine I Loved You Like I Loved My Very Life(10", S/Sided, Ace) The Wes Farrell Organization none US 1970 Sell This Version
45-6736 Toni Wine Take A Little Time Out For Love / Sisters in Sorrow(7", Promo) ATCO Records 45-6736 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-6800 Toni Wine I Want To See The Morning With Him / Groovy Kind Of Love(7", Promo) ATCO Records 45-6800 US 1971 Sell This Version
ZS7 7510 Toni Wine Long Distance Kissin'(7", Promo) Entrance ZS7 7510 US 1972 Sell This Version
Toni Wine My Point Of View / Forever's Only Been A Day (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Toni Wine Sugar Is Sweeter / Forever's Only Been A Day (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1974 Sell This Version
PS 45,032 Toni Wine Maybe My Baby Will(7", Mono, Promo) Private Stock PS 45,032 US 1975 Sell This Version
Toni Wine The Heart / I Got My Baby Right Where He Wants Me (Single) Monument UK 1977 Sell This Version
WS8 02074 Billy Joe Royal Accompanied By Toni Wine Billy Joe Royal Accompanied By Toni Wine - You Really Got A Hold On Me(7", Single, Promo) Kat Family Records WS8 02074 US 1981 Sell This Version

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