In 1976-1977 the singing duo of Captain and Tennille hosted their own variety titled appropriately "The Captain and Tennille". The hour long ABC show was televised on Monday nights at 8pm and was a favorite in many homes. The entire series consisted of 19 episodes of which the final 8 were produced by Dick Clark. The shows opening musical theme song was set to the tune of "Love Will Keep Us Together." Each show was closed with the first verse of their own composition titled "We Never Really Say Goodbye." The show was a ratings hit and could have continued beyond the first season. The Captain & Tennille opted to focus on their musical career and touring instead. After the initial run of The Captain & Tennille Variety Show, they starred in 3 follow up television specials on ABC two of which aired in the spring of 1978 and the final special in March 1979.
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The Captain and Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together (album) - Netflix
Love Will Keep Us Together is the first release by the duo Captain & Tennille. It was released in 1975 by A&M Records in both stereo (SP-4552) and CD-4 quadraphonic (QU-54552) versions. The album would peak at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, while the title song, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year and was nominated for Song Of The Year. The cover of the album features a photo of Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon sitting with two of their bulldogs.
The Captain and Tennille - Songs - Netflix
The title song from the album, “Love Will Keep Us Together”, was written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, first appearing on Sedaka's 1973 LP The Tra-La Days Are Over. The Captain & Tennille cover (A&M 1672-S b/w “Gentle Stranger”) would reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending June 21, 1975. It spent four weeks at number one and was ranked by Billboard as the number one single of the year, and also spent one week at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. “The Way I Want To Touch You” (A&M 1725 b/w “Broddy Bounce”) became another million-seller, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 and topping the AC chart for two weeks. Both tracks were also top 40 hits in the U.K. although they did not replicate their Stateside success there. Dragon and Tennille first met in 1971 while Dragon was keyboardist for The Beach Boys, whom Tennille would soon join as an additional keyboardist. The album includes three songs written or co-written by (and for) The Beach Boys: “Cuddle Up”, which was co-written by Dennis Wilson and Daryl Dragon in 1972; “God Only Knows”, co-written by Brian Wilson and “Disney Girls”, written by Bruce Johnston. The album includes the first album release of the song “I Write the Songs”, also written by Beach Boy Bruce Johnston. Later in 1975, Barry Manilow released a version of the song which became a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit.