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Friday, January 24, 2014

Love Will Keep Us Together.......For 39 Years....

After 39 years of marriage, the Captain & Tennille are getting a divorce.

The duo came on the national music scene in 1975 after releasing their first single, "The Way That I Want To Touch You". Which was played widely on Los Angeles area radio, leading to an album deal with A&M Records.

After signing with A&M Records, they were offered the Neil Sedaka song "Love Will Keep Us Together" The single went gold and from 1975 to 1979, the Captain and Tennille had a variety TV show (1976-77) and a string of chart topping hits including a re-release of "The Way That I Want To Touch You", "Muskrat Love" (famously parodied as "Hamster Love" by Big Daddy on the Dr. Demento radio show), "Shop Around", "Lonely Night (Angel Face)", "You Need A Woman Tonight" and their final hit "Do That To Me One More Time" for Casablanca Records. 

Toni Tennille also went solo as pop standards singer and in 1980, briefly hosted a syndicated daytime TV talk show. They stayed together through the '80s, '90s  and 2000s making occasional TV appearances and performing their old hits on the club circuit.



  1. Man you couldn't get away from this song in '75! Before I knew who the Captain and Tennille were, I thought this was Helen Reddy singing (might be interesting to hear her do a duet with Tennille, since they sound sorta alike!)

    1. Helen Reddy of the half octave voice? I don't think so...

  2. Wow, News to me! They were all over the place in the 70s, one of the things that made that era so unique.
    Really, after 39 years? Why Bother? 71 & 73 years old? Dang, I hope they stay civil...who'd have thunk it??!


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