Oh Captain, My Captain…

If you’re an American child of the 1970’s, your memories must include the television variety show. Laugh-In, Hee-Haw, The Flip Wilson Show, Donny and Marie, The Carol Burnett Show, Sonny and Cher and … The Captain and Tennille.

Although their popularity was brief, “Captain” Daryl Dragon and his wife Tony Tenille were a huge hit in the ’70’s. And a big influence on style: Tony Tenille’s pageboy was as popular as Farrah Fawcett’s feathered waves and Dorothy Hamill’s wedge. At some point in my youth, I sported each of those hairstyles. Good thing I tossed all those photos…

I think the time is right for a Captain and Tenille resurgence. In fact, I have repeatedly tried to convince my husband that we should start a Captain and Tenille cover act. Tonight as we walked through the lobby of the Irish hotel where we are staying, what should come on the sound system but “Love Will Keep Us Together” – their biggest hit. It’s a sign. All we need is a captain’s hat, navy blue jacket and a white cravat for the hubs and for me? A fabulous Bob Mackie gown! What do you think? Isn’t that a great idea? You know… in case the whole writing, art thing doesn’t work out?

30 thoughts on “Oh Captain, My Captain…

  1. Lordy, I’m feeling dated. I think of them occasionally and the songs that come to mind are Love Will Keep Us Together, Muskrat Love, and Nobody Does it Better which I think was in a James Bond flick. Would have been interesting seeing go head to head with The Carpenters.

    Some really great music came out of that era.

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    1. I hear you! I hear music that is considered ‘oldies’ and I’m like – hey wait a minute! What happened? 😃 But I agree – some fantastic music!

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