Captain & Tennille

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television
Descriptive "tags": pop 70s synth pop reggae female vocalists 60s soft rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Female vocalist Toni Tennille (8 May 1940, Montgomery, Alabama, USA) co-wrote the 1972 rock musical Mother Earth. When it was staged in Los Angeles, the house band included keyboards player Daryl Dragon (b. 27 August 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA), the son of conductor Carmen Dragon. The duo teamed up romantically and professionally, and toured as part of the Beach Boys’ backing group before writing and producing ‘The Way I Want To Touch You’, their first recording as Captain And Tennille. The first hit was the jaunty ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ (1975), a Neil Sedaka composition that established the duo as a close harmony favourite of Top 40 radio programmers. That song sold a million copies, as did ‘Lonely Night (Angel Face)’ and ‘Muskrat Love’. ‘You Never Done It Like That’ (1978) was their last Top 10 single before they moved from A&M Records to the Casablanca label. The sensual slow ballad...

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