Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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   BEACH BOY DARYL DRAGON UNSURE WHY TONI TENNILLE HAS FILED FOR DIVORCE



Goodbye Captain & Tennille



http://medford.patch.com/groups/rock-journalist-joe-vig-/p/goodbye-captain--tennille



    In January of 1998 I received the first e mail informing me that a friend had passed away.  Nik Venet produced the Beach Boys, Jim Croce, Linda Ronstadt, Harriet Schock (author of "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady" for Helen Reddy) and many, many others.    Read about Nik here: http://www.allmusic.com/album/more-than-you-know-mw0000196059

   About six months ago I began corresponding with Nik's wife, who appeared on the Monkees TV show, on TV's Batman, filming for movies like Easy Rider, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte and Myra Breckinridge (I promptly recited the entire first chapter of the Gore Vidal novel to her last night on the phone...which I know by heart...including part of Chapter 2...) we discussed doing a remake! HA!)... the key element here for this story, of course, is the Beach Boys which today feature Daryl Dragon of The Captain and Tennille.

   Captain & Tennille wrote me back in the 1990s thanking me for my critiques of their albums.  Today it is sad to hear that the two musicians - now in their seventies - are going their separate ways.  Here are some of my reviews of the albums the duo created:

POR AMOR VIVIREMOS
(Love Will Keep Us Together en Espanol)
http://www.allmusic.com/album/por-amor-viviremos-mw0000837480


Song of Joy (1976)
http://www.allmusic.com/album/song-of-joy-mw0000356926

Come In From The Rain (1977)
http://www.allmusic.com/album/come-in-from-the-rain-mw0000703707

DREAM (1978)
last album on A & M Records
http://www.allmusic.com/album/dream-mw0000349442

MAKE YOUR MOVE
first lp on Casablanca Records
http://www.allmusic.com/album/make-your-move-mw0000350103

KEEPING OUR LOVE WARM
(1980; 2nd and final disc for Casablanca)
http://www.allmusic.com/album/keeping-our-love-warm-mw0000703727

MORE THAN DANCING...MUCH MORE
http://www.allmusic.com/album/more-than-dancingmuch-more-mw0000222620



MORE THAN YOU KNOW (1984)
Toni Tennille solo
http://www.allmusic.com/album/more-than-you-know-mw0000196059

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SONG REVIEWS
Do That To Me One More Time
http://www.allmusic.com/song/do-that-to-me-one-more-time-mt0006519775

LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face)
http://www.allmusic.com/song/lonely-night-angel-face-mt0005342467

MUSKRAT LOVE
http://www.allmusic.com/song/muskrat-love-mt0015592462

WEDDING SONG (There is Love)
http://www.allmusic.com/song/wedding-song-there-is-love-mt0010660683


Here's the article on the breakup


Love Won't Keep Them Together — Captain & Tennille Are Divorcing!

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/music-news/love-won-t-keep-them-together-%E2%80%94-captain---tennille-a...



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