Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Toni Tennille: A Memoir by Toni Tennille

Toni Tennille: A Memoir
by Toni Tennille and Caroline Tennille St. Clair

Toni Tennille has been one of my favorite female vocalists since she burst onto the music scene with her Grammy-winning recording of “Love Will Keep Us Together” with husband Daryl Dragon back in 1975. Daryl Dragon was better known as “Captain of the Keyboards” in his position as keyboardist for the Beach Boys on tour and the name “Captain” stuck. Daryl soon brought along his girlfriend Toni to join the band as an additional keyboardist, giving her the distinction of being the only female to be a part of the Beach Boys touring band back in the 1970s. Since that time, Toni has distinguished herself with having a prime-time music show on ABC, her own talk show, and a successful run with an off-Broadway production of Victor/Victoria. She recorded her own series of music CDs of Big Band songs and has performed with orchestras all over the country. With what appeared to be a perfect marriage and successful music career, the world was astounded when Toni suddenly filed for divorce as she and Daryl neared their 40th wedding anniversary. This book explains in great detail what led to that decision and how Toni survived so many years in a loveless marriage. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to any fan of the Captain and Tennille.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try any of the Beach Boys book reviews, also by this reviewer.] [ official Toni Tennille web site ]

Recommended by Kim J.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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