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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:45 PM
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Whatever happened to "The Captain and Tennille?"
I didn't mind their songs (well, except "Muskrat Love,") but they got played to death.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:48 PM
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1. Hmm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_%26_Tennille#More_...


Dragon & Tennille spent most of the 1990s and 2000s in the
Lake Tahoe area in Nevada, where they had lived for more
than a dozen years, and where, during that time, Tennille
served as Ambassador for the Arts for the state. In the mid-2000s,
they temporarily took year-round residence at their second home,
located in the Palm Springs area of Southern California, until 2008,
when they built a house and settled down in Prescott, Arizona, where
Tennille participates in the annual Prescott Jazz Summit.

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I did not know that.

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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:08 PM
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12. If I had a last name like Dragon you couldn't PAY me to call myself something else.
Nolabear Dragon would be teh AWESOME.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 01:49 PM
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2. According to Wikipedia
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 03:41 PM
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3. I used to work for the Captain and Tennille. They owned a recording studio in Los Angeles.
It was a great little studio tucked away in the heart of the San Fernando Valley called "Rumbo Recorders." Guns n' Roses recorded "Appetite for Destruction", there. Other bands that worked there included Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Bad Religion, Tom Petty, the Rembrandts, Kiss, to name a few.

I'm not sure if they are still performing, but when I worked for them they did a lot of cruise ship gigs. I heard through the grapevine that they are now living in Arizona.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:10 PM
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13. You win the week's "Brush with Greatness" game.
Collect your prize in the lobby.

(Srsly, sounds cool)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:03 PM
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4. The Captain was demoted, and no one wants to see "The Ensign and Tenille"
I'm so fracking funny :)
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:09 PM
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5. What's weird is that his real name is Darryl Dragon. Why did he need that "captain" gimmick?
Dragon and Tenille certainly sounds a lot less awesome.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:11 PM
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6. I dunno, I kinda like Dragon and Tenille!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:44 PM
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10. I agree. I meant to write "more" instead of "less".
Now it's too late to change. I was multitasking when I wrote that and got my wires crossed.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:12 PM
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7. IIRC his father was Carmine Dragon
who was a conductor of film scores and the Hollywood Bowl orchestra back in the 1950s and 1960s.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:11 PM
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14. Now THAT's a power name. I'm kvelling...
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:13 PM
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8. SawToni Tennille in concert a few years back.
She was very good; did a lot of torch songs.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 05:21 PM
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9. "Love Will Keep Us Together" was one of my first 45s.
Then again, "Afternoon Delight" was another...


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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:29 PM
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11. I saw her sing
on some long forgotten TV show and she really did a good job with "Natural Woman" and completely changed my opinion of her. But sadly, they never recorded anything but dreck.....
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:02 PM
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15. They're playing the lounge
at the Marriott in Rolla, Missouri.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:45 PM
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16. It wasn't the greatest music in history, but that breezy, sun-drenched pop
takes me back to a childhood in the '70's that seems rather idyllic.

When you have a happy childhood, any era can seem idyllic... B-)
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