Toni Tennille: A Memoir

Toni Tennille: A Memoir

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by Toni Tennille
     
 

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Since bursting onto the scene in the mid ‘70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing “yes, we

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Since bursting onto the scene in the mid ‘70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing “yes, we can!” gospel of their biggest hit, “Love Will Keep Us Together.” But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw: a woman who fought a lonely struggle against the controlling and often bizarre behavior of her emotionally inaccessible husband. Toni Tennille: A Memoir is a visceral account of Toni Tennille’s life from her childhood in the segregated South to her thrilling rise to fame in the world of pop music to where she is now: no longer one-half of a famed couple, but a stronger woman for all she has experienced—both the good and the bad. Toni hopes that her story will help anyone who feels trapped in a toxic relationship realize that it is never too late to break away from it.

Editorial Reviews

Neil Sedaka
"Love Will Keep Us Together" is one of the last songs I wrote with Howie Greenfield in the early seventies. I'll never forget the day when I received a 45rpm in the mail of my song by a new group "The Captain and Tennille", which by the way, I could not pronounce correctly. I put it on the turntable and almost fell off my chair. It was the most perfect production and performance of a pop song that I had ever heard.

I marvel at what a great singer Toni Tennille truly is. Certainly in the league of Ella Fitzgerald and others from years before. Now, she has written a moving memoir filled with the strength and warmth she has always possessed. I will always have a special place in my heart for her as a person and for her as an artist."

- Neil Sedaka, legendary recording artist and songwriter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781630761745
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/2016
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
42,411
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Toni Tennille is an icon of American music, having been part of the popular duo Captain and Tennille with her husband at the time, Daryl Dragon.

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Toni Tennille: A Memoir 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
A well written sweet story about a very popular entertainer but whatever happened to that weirdo The Captain. She was so sweet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book! My husband I both read your book and he is not a reader. We saw you on the Today show talking about your book so I purchased it as an ebook. Had no idea your life was so unhappy. Understand why you stayed with Daryl but sorry you stayed so long. You have so much life and love in you that should have been shared with someone who knew how lucky they were. Glad you are happy now. Thanks for writing the book. Nick and Marianne
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very classy book and well written. Love the book.
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Old_Jarhead More than 1 year ago
A very well written book that provides insight into the road to fame, the hard work required to stay on top in the field of entertainment mixed in with a healthy dose of "all that glitters is not gold". If you were a fan of Captain and Tennille. you will enjoy this book for sure.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, a must read!