Captain & Tennille

Captain & Tennille BIOGRAPHY

Captain & Tennille

Label(s): A&M Records, Horizon Records
Recording Years: 1974-1978

"A&M was what we wanted because they were the only ones who would let us produce ourselves and because Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss had done the kind of thing I'd always wanted to do. But I was afraid because they have the Carpenters so they don't need another female singer/male keyboardist team."--Daryl Dragon (Billboard, August 16, 1975)

The Captain and Tennille came to A&M's attention after sending 500 copies of the single "The Way I Want to Touch You" to their favorite disc jockeys in Los Angeles. The song sold 10,000 copies on the Joyce label without the benefit of promotion or national distribution. Jan Basham, a top promoter for A&M heard the song and took the chance of bringing to Kip Cohen's (A&M Records' VP of a&r) attention. A&M bought the single, reissued it and signed the Captain and Tennille.

They found their second single when heard Neil Sedaka sing "Love Will Keep Us Together" then heard it again in Kip Cohen's office and decided to record the song themselves. By the end of June 1975, the single sold 1.3 million copies and was still shipping up to 200,000 copies each week. In July, Record World reported that the Captain and Tennille were "the fastest moving new group in America." In August 1975, their version of "Love Will Keep Us Together" was a hot single in Puerto Rico.

On their first tour as A&M artists, the Captain and Tennille performed as a trio with drummer Chris Albertson.

The Captain & Tennille are the only artist to have two versions of the same chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time, "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Por Amor Viviremos."

The Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" was used in the movie "Get Over It."

By 1977, the duo had two platinum albums in a row and four consecutive top five singles on the Billboard chart. Hamilton Radio Quarterly reported that as of December 1977, sales of Song of Joy wr at 1.6 million units and Love Will Keep Us Together at 2.35 million copies. Captain & Tennille were selling about 100,000 albums a week.

On their 1977 tour, the band included Jack Conrad on bass; Gary Engish on keyboards; Mike Mathis on drums, plus Helen Lowe, Louisa Tennille and Joyce Hodges on vocals.

The Captain & Tennille were the fourth pop music duo to host a television variety show.

SOURCES:
Billboard, August 9, 1975
      The Dragons: They Had to Do It Alone. Bob Kirsch. Billboard, August 16, 1975.
      Captain & Tennille. Billboard, August 16, 1975.
      Captain & Tennille Dive Into TV Unafraid of Its Pitfalls. Paul Grein. Billboard, November 6, 1977.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: Captain & Tennille

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Daryl Dragon
   Born: Aug 27, 1942
   Instrument(s): bass, keyboards
Toni Tennille
   Born: May 08, 1943
   Instrument(s): vocals, piano


Captain & Tennille PHOTOS

Captain & Tennille DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Captain & Tennille U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records750210374892005
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records75021 0374892005
Captain & Tennille's Greatest HitsA&M RecordsSP 46671977
Come in From the RainA&M RecordsSP 47001977
DreamA&M RecordsSP 47071978
Greatest HitsA&M RecordsSP 31050000
Greatest Hits (Captain & Tennille)A&M Records75021 31051990
ICONA&M Records602537250982013
Love Will Keep Us TogetherA&M RecordsSP 31180000
Love Will Keep Us TogetherA&M RecordsSP 34051975
Love Will Keep Us TogetherA&M RecordsSP 45521975
Love Will Keep Us Together/Lonely Night (Angel Face)A&M Records31458 10081995
Por Amor ViviremosA&M RecordsSP 45611976
Song of JoyA&M Records828394570262013
Song of JoyA&M RecordsSP 31440000
Song of Joy (a) (Captain & Tennille)A&M RecordsSP 45701976
The Captain & TennilleA&M RecordsSP 45011975
Ultimate CollectionHip-O73145209012001

Captain & Tennille U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Butterscotch Castle/Good SongsA&M RecordsSP 170021974
Butterscotch Castle/Good Songs (the)Horizon RecordsHZ 1060000
Can't Stop Dancing/Mis CancionnesA&M Records19121977
Circles/1954 Boogie BluesA&M Records19701977
Come in From the Rain/We Never Really Say GoodbyeA&M Records19441977
Como Yo Quiero Sentorte/El Rebote de BroddyA&M Records17741975
I'm on My Way/We Never Really Say GoodbyeA&M Records20271977
Lonely Night (Angel Face)/Shop AroundA&M RecordsAM 86000000
Lonely Night (Angel Face)/Smile for Me One More TimeA&M Records17821976
Love Will Keep Us Together/Gentle StrangerA&M Records16721975
Love Will Keep Us Together/Way I Want to Touch You (the)A&M RecordsAM 85900000
Muskrat Love/Can't Stop Dancin'A&M RecordsAM 86030000
Muskrat Love/Honey Come Love MeA&M Records18701976
Por Amor Viviremos/Broddy BounceA&M Records17151975
Shop Around/Butterscotch CastleA&M Records18171976
Song of Joy/Wedding Song (the) (There Is Love)A&M Records18941976
Song of Joy/Wedding Song (There Is Love)A&M RecordsAM 86010000
Way I Want to Touch You (the)/Broddy BounceA&M Records17251975
Way I Want to Touch You/Disney GirlsA&M Records16241974
You Need a Woman Tonight/Love Me Like a BabyA&M Records21061978
You Never Done It Like That/'D' Keyboard BluesA&M Records20631978
You've Never Done It Like That/I'm on My WayA&M RecordsAM 86120000

Captain & Tennille U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection200575021037489
Love Will Keep Us Together
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Muskrat Love
Shop Around
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Come In From the Rain
Circles
We Never Really Say Goodbye
Can't Stop Dancin'
You Never Done It Like That
Do That to Me One More Time

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection200575021 037489

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Butterscotch Castle/Good Songs1974SP 17002
Butterscotch Castle
Good Songs (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Butterscotch Castle/Good Songs (the)0HZ 106
Butterscotch Castle
Good Songs (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Can't Stop Dancing/Mis Cancionnes19771912
Can't Stop Dancin'
Mis Cancionnes

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Captain & Tennille's Greatest Hits1977SP 4667
Love Will Keep Us Together
Muscrat Love
Circles
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Come In From the Rain
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Shop Around
I Write the Songs
Way I Want To Touch You (the)
Disney Girls
Can't Stop Dancin'
We Never Really Say Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Circles/1954 Boogie Blues19771970
Circles
1954 Boogie Blues

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Come in From the Rain1977SP 4700
Come In From the Rain
Sad Eyes
Let Mama Know
Easy Evil
Can't Stop Dancin'
Don't Be Scared
Circles
Ladybug
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Ka-Ding-Dong
We Never Really Say Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Come in From the Rain2014602537 747184
Come In From the Rain
Sad Eyes
Let Mama Know
Easy Evil
Can't Stop Dancin'
Don't Be Scared
Circles
Ladybug
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Ka-Ding-Dong
We Never Really Say Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Come in From the Rain/We Never Really Say Goodbye19771944
Come In From the Rain
We Never Really Say Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Como Yo Quiero Sentorte/El Rebote de Broddy19751774
Como Yo Quiero Sentirte
El Rebote de Broddy

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Do That to Me One More Time20076024985894
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time
Do That to Me One More Time

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Dream2014602537 747177
I'm On My Way
You Never Done It Like That
Dixie Hummingbird
You Need a Woman Tonight
Love Me Like a Baby
Love Is Spreading Over the World
"D" Keyboard Blues
Good Enough
If There Were Time
Back to the Island
Dream

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Dream1978SP 4707
I'm On My Way
You Never Done It Like That
Dixie Hummingbird
You Need a Woman Tonight
Love Me Like a Baby
Love Is Spreading All Over the World
D Keyboard Blues
Good Enough
If There Were Time
Back To the Island
Dream

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits0SP 3105
Love Will Keep Us Together
Muscrat Love
Circles
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Come In From the Rain
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Shop Around
I Write the Songs
Way I Want To Touch You (the)
Disney Girls
Can't Stop Dancin'
We Never Really Say Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Greatest Hits (Captain & Tennille)199075021 3105
Love Will Keep Us Together
Muscrat Love
Circles
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Come In From the Rain
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Shop Around
I Write the Songs
Way I Want To Touch You (the)
Disney Girls
Can't Stop Dancin'
We Never Really Say Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
I'm on My Way/We Never Really Say Goodbye19772027
I'm on My Way
We Never Really Say Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
ICON201360253725098
Love Will Keep Us Together
Muskrat Love
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
You Never Done It Like That
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Come In from the Rain
Shop Around
Can't Stop Dancin'
Happy Together (a Fantasy)
You Need a Woman Tonight
Do That To Me One More time

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Lonely Night (Angel Face)/Shop Around0AM 8600
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Shop Around

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Lonely Night (Angel Face)/Smile for Me One More Time19761782
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Smile For Me One More Time

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together2014602537 747191
Love Will Keep Us Together
Disney Girls
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Cuddle Up
Good Songs (the)
God Only Knows
Honey Come Love Me
Feel Like a Man
Broddy Bounce
Gentle Stranger
I Write the Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together1975SP 4552
Love Will Keep Us Together
Disney Girls
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Cuddle Up
Good Songs (the)
God Only Knows
Honey Come Love Me
Feel Like a Man
Broddy Bounce
Gentle Stranger
I Write the Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together1975SP 3405
Love Will Keep Us Together
Disney Girls
Way I Want To Touch You (the)
Cuddle Up
Good Songs (the)
God Only Knows
Honey Come Love Me
Feel Like a Man
Broddy Bounce
Gentle Stranger
I Write the Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together2006602517 068803
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Will Keep Us Together

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together0SP 3118
Love Will Keep Us Together
Disney Girls
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Cuddle Up
Good Songs (the)
God Only Knows
Honey Come Love Me
Feel Like a Man
Broddy Bounce
Gentle Stranger
I Write the Songs

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together/Gentle Stranger19751672
Love Will Keep Us Together
Gentle Stranger

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together/Lonely Night (Angel Face)199531458 1008
Love Will Keep Us Together
Lonely Night (Angel Face)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Love Will Keep Us Together/Way I Want to Touch You (the)0AM 8590
Love Will Keep Us Together
Way I Want to Touch You (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Muskrat Love20066024985951
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love
Muskrat Love

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Muskrat Love/Can't Stop Dancin'0AM 8603
Muscrat Love
Can't Stop Dancin'

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Muskrat Love/Honey Come Love Me19761870
Muscrat Love
Honey Come Love Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Por Amor Viviremos1976SP 4561
Por Amor Viviremos
Mi Mundo Irreal
Como Yo Quiero Sentirte
Vivir Asi
Mis Canciones
Lo Sabe Dios
No Te Levantes
Sentir Senor
El Rebote de Broddy
Dulce Extrano
Es la Cancion

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Por Amor Viviremos/Broddy Bounce19751715
Por Amor Viviremos
Broddy Bounce

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shop Around20066024985892
Shop Around
Shop Around
Shop Around
Shop Around
Shop Around
Shop Around
Shop Around
Shop Around
Shop Around

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Shop Around/Butterscotch Castle19761817
Shop Around
Butterscotch Castle

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Song of Joy0SP 3144
Song Of Joy
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Mind Your Love
Smile For Me One More Time
Shop Around
Going Bananas
Butterscotch Castle
Muscrat Love
Thank You, Baby
Wedding Song (the) (There Is Love)
1954 Boogie Blues

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Song of Joy201382839457026
Song of Joy
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Mind Your Love
Smile for Me One More Time
Shop Around
Going Bananas
Butterscotch Castle
Muskrat Love
Thank You, Baby
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
1954 Boogie Blues

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Song of Joy (a) (Captain & Tennille)1976SP 4570
Song Of Joy
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Mind Your Love
Smile For Me One More Time
Shop Around
Going Bananas
Butterscotch Castle
Muscrat Love
Thank You, Baby
Wedding Song (the) (There Is Love)
1954 Boogie Blues

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Song of Joy/Wedding Song (the) (There Is Love)19761894
Song Of Joy
Wedding Song (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Song of Joy/Wedding Song (There Is Love)0AM 8601
Song Of Joy
Wedding Song (There Is Love)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
The Captain & Tennille1975SP 4501

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Ultimate Collection20017314520901
Love Will Keep Us Together
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Disney Girls
I Write the Songs
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Shop Around
Muskrat Love
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Song of Joy
Can't Stop Dancin'
Come In From the Rain
Circles
I'm on My Way
You Never Done It Like That
You Need a Woman Tonight
Do That to Me One More Time
Love on a Shoestring
Happy Together
Gentle Stranger
Keeping Our Love Warm
We Never Really Say Goodbye
Por Amor Vivremos

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Way I Want to Touch You (the)20066024985897
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)
Way I Want to Touch You (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Way I Want to Touch You (the)/Broddy Bounce19751725
Way I Want To Touch You (the)
Broddy Bounce

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Way I Want to Touch You/Disney Girls19741624
Way I Want To Touch You (the)
Disney Girls

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wedding Song (There Is Love)20066024985898
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Wedding Song (There Is Love)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
You Need a Woman Tonight/Love Me Like a Baby19782106
You Need a Woman Tonight
Love Me Like a Baby

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
You Never Done It Like That/'D' Keyboard Blues19782063
You Never Done It Like That
D' Keyboard Blues

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
You've Never Done It Like That/I'm on My Way0AM 8612
You Never Done It Like That
I'm On My Way


Captain & Tennille MUSIC CHARTS

Captain & Tennille on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Captain & Tennille's Greatest HitsSP 4667Billboard Pop55
Come in From the RainSP 4700Billboard Pop18
DreamSP 4707Billboard Pop131
Love Will Keep Us TogetherSP 3405Billboard Pop2
Song of Joy (a) (Captain & Tennille)SP 4570Billboard Pop9
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Can't Stop Dancing/Mis Cancionnes1912Billboard Pop13
1912Billboard AC12
Circles/1954 Boogie Blues1970Billboard AC9
Come in From the Rain/We Never Really Say Goodbye1944Billboard Pop61
1944Billboard AC8
I'm on My Way/We Never Really Say Goodbye2027Billboard Pop74
2027Billboard AC6
Lonely Night (Angel Face)/Smile for Me One More Time1782Billboard Pop3
1782Billboard AC1
Love Will Keep Us Together/Gentle Stranger1672Billboard Pop1
1672Billboard AC1
Muskrat Love/Honey Come Love Me1870Billboard Pop4
1870Billboard AC1
Por Amor Viviremos/Broddy Bounce1715Billboard Pop49
Shop Around/Butterscotch Castle1817Billboard Pop4
1817Billboard AC1
Way I Want to Touch You (the)/Broddy Bounce1725Billboard Pop4
1725Billboard AC1
Way I Want to Touch You/Disney Girls1624Billboard Pop4
You Need a Woman Tonight/Love Me Like a Baby2106Billboard Pop40
2106Billboard AC17
You Never Done It Like That/'D' Keyboard Blues2063Billboard Pop10
2063Billboard AC14