Dragon later reciprocated by recommending Tennille to the Beach Boys when the band needed an additional keyboardist, and they hired her. She toured with them for a year, and has since been known as the Beach Boys' one and only "Beach Girl. Realizing their collaborative potential when the tour was over, Tennille and Dragon began performing as a duo at the Smokehouse Restaurant in Encino, California. They started to become popular in the Los Angeles area, and their early version of the Tennille-penned "The Way I Want to Touch You" became popular on a local radio station.
The duo successfully mined the Sedaka songbook a number of times over their chartmaking career. Tennille and Dragon included renditions of several other Sedaka songs on their albums. Tennille and Dragon married on November 11, A wedding date of Valentine's Day had long been erroneously reported on their show, Tennille claimed they were married on Valentine's Day , such as on the February 14, edition of Casey Kasem 's American Top Such was the level of their popularity that they were given their own television variety show.
It featured musical numbers and comedy sketches performed with various guest stars. However, despite solid ratings success, the duo wanted to focus on their music and touring career and, after one season, asked to be released from their contract. In , Neil Bogart signed them to a contract on his Casablanca Records label. The album Make Your Move US 23, rose much higher on the chart than the act's previous release, and the first single " Do That to Me One More Time " reached the summit on February 16, , becoming their second 1 single.
Keeping Our Love Warm was the duo's second Casablanca release, and sixth studio album overall, but failed to crack the Top The first single from this album, the title track, was performed live although lip synced during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
During the duo's period of highest popularity, Tennille also worked as a session singer most frequently partnered with the Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston , performing as a backing vocalist on the Elton John albums Caribou , Blue Moves , and 21 at 33 some vocally arranged by Dragon and most notably on the hit track " Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me ".
She also appeared as a backing vocalist on tracks by Art Garfunkel and the Beach Boys, as well as Pink Floyd for whom she performed backing tracks on The Wall album. There was a year-old boy sitting in front of me who recognized me. He turned around and snottily said, 'What are YOU doing here? He ran off to find a friend who had brought the LP to the show, and looked at the back to see if my name was really on there.
A few minutes later, he came back and apologetically said, 'Can I have your autograph? Following a December pilot , from September to February Tennille hosted her own syndicated television talk show, The Toni Tennille Show.
Throughout the s, they continued to perform various concert dates at venues around the world, frequently at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and Harrah's Reno , which were located close to their home near Carson City, Nevada. One of their more notable appearances in that decade occurred when they played at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in , as part of their 20th anniversary as an act.
At the same time throughout the s and s, Tennille enjoyed a second career as a big band and pop standard singer, similar to pop colleague Linda Ronstadt. She performed with orchestras throughout the country and subsequently recorded several solo albums including Mirage Records' More Than You Know , and All of Me on Gaia Records in In , on Cartoon Network , the duo made a guest appearance, interviewed by Harvey Birdman , rather than Space Ghost who is sent to jail and breaks out in an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
Much More , a compact disc. The latter contains what was originally their final album in , More Than Dancing , which at that time was released only in Australia , and is combined with selected tracks from their 20 Years of Romance , originally on K-Tel re-recording of their songs, and cover versions of others , as well as five newly released tracks. Their first live recording, An Intimate Evening with Toni Tennille , was released to commemorate the event.
Several of the CDs were previously available only in Japan. The new CDs, packaged both as individual CDs and in a box set , contained new liner notes written by Tennille. An Ashley Beedle remix of the single heightened the danceability of the original ambient track. The actor, who stars alongside Justin Timberlake in Palmer, recalls her love of Eminem, the magic of Jean Cocteau and why she is fascinated by corsetry. I remember hearing Hooray for Boobies by Bloodhound Gang and thinking they were absolutely brilliant.
When I was 11, my mum was driving my friends and I back to the house so we could have a picnic in the garden. Bloodhound Gang are completely genius and just full of brilliant songs. I still listen to them on a regular basis. I was brought up in a household where incredible, groundbreaking music was always being played. For school dances in my teens, I would get dressed, come down the stairs and my dad would play Dedicated Follower of Fashion by the Kinks, which to this day I still think is a great song to help you decide what to wear.
I thought Eminem was this most incredible poet. I do have a little synthesiser in my home in Los Angeles, but I need somebody to teach me the basics.
I also discovered Martin Scorsese in my teens. It was everything you would want and more. Anytime you had a conversation with him about a movie, the DVD would be in your trailer 15 minutes later. He is such an excited and present human; he just wants to share his love of film, music and art. This little four-year-old creature, who would have given anything to be out of her own skin, forgot that she had chickenpox.
It was magic, just like the film. We were so fortunate early on to have the support of Jack and Meg who instinctively understood the concept of the show and so came to be part of it. As a result we have this amazing snapshot of their fantastic energy and style. It's an intimate and direct performance, something magic, powerful and special.
A day I will not forget. Whatever it was between them made it very simple, but so so special and it was an honor to be there.
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