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Captain & Tennille are getting divorced
EW ^ | January 22, 2014

Posted on 01/22/2014 3:54:19 PM PST by SMGFan

“Love Will Keep Us Together” duo Captain & Tennille are divorcing after nearly four decades of marriage, People reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at news-briefs.ew.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: divorce; teotwawki
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I remember watching their variety show in 1976-77.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 3:54:19 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Divorced? I’m amazed they’re still alive!


2 posted on 01/22/2014 3:56:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SMGFan

Wow! Most people divorce at the one year, three year, five year, seven year, or twenty year point. But 40?


3 posted on 01/22/2014 3:56:54 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: SMGFan

I guess love couldn’t keep them together


4 posted on 01/22/2014 3:57:09 PM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: SMGFan

5 posted on 01/22/2014 3:57:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan

Muskrats the world over are weeping.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 3:58:10 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: SMGFan

I was really, really little when Captain and Tenille were big. I remember thinking the Captain was the same guy as the Tidy-Bowl Man.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 3:58:17 PM PST by DemforBush (Come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL


8 posted on 01/22/2014 3:58:58 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was thinking the SAME thing.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 3:59:34 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SMGFan

Seriously? After 40 years.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 3:59:40 PM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: SMGFan

Alzheimer’s is not just sometimers.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 4:00:28 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SMGFan

Never really cared much for their music, but they seemed like a happy couple, not like Hollywood today.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 4:00:43 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SMGFan
He is 72, she is 70.

No children.

Leni

13 posted on 01/22/2014 4:00:55 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: DemforBush

My entire family is laughing about over comment!


14 posted on 01/22/2014 4:01:15 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SMGFan

Oh, love will keep us together.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 4:01:38 PM PST by dforest
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To: SMGFan

Maybe they are doing it for tax or legal reasons - one often has to game the system in our social welfare state.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 4:01:48 PM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: NativeSon

Um, you get the idea.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 4:01:52 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SMGFan
This is the first time I've noticed the Captain's eyes. What up with them?
18 posted on 01/22/2014 4:02:51 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: jtal

You may have a point there.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 4:03:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan

I bumped into them at Jones Beach back in the mid 70s. She was a babe.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 4:04:00 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Gen.Blather
But 40?

There is a final burst of divorces within 2 years after
Both Spouses are retired

For the first time they are persistently
in the same place, at the same time

Underfoot, Interfering, Etc.

Women often deal with it by
"Encouraging" their husbands to get a hobby... Outside

21 posted on 01/22/2014 4:04:21 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: SMGFan
So who's moving to a different retirement home?
22 posted on 01/22/2014 4:05:12 PM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: SMGFan; All

I thought Captain Tennille was the guy on MXC...


23 posted on 01/22/2014 4:05:18 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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To: SMGFan
nooo photo: NOOOO NOOO.gif
24 posted on 01/22/2014 4:08:53 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: SMGFan

Guess not then.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 4:10:12 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Gen.Blather

Ya. By that time, it is why bother.


26 posted on 01/22/2014 4:11:02 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: workerbee
Muscrat Love
27 posted on 01/22/2014 4:11:34 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

You’re going straight to Hell for that.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 4:12:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan

I knew it wouldn’t last.


29 posted on 01/22/2014 4:15:38 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: meatloaf

Why did he never speak?


30 posted on 01/22/2014 4:16:08 PM PST by sportutegrl
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To: jtal

>>tax or legal reasons<<

I think you may have it.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 4:16:57 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: SMGFan

Do that to me one last time..............


32 posted on 01/22/2014 4:18:18 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: meatloaf

His enlarged irises are the result of some kind of congenital defect, if I recall correctly. He wore sunglasses most of the time.


33 posted on 01/22/2014 4:18:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: blam

No.. no... Will..... Not.... Click..... Link.....


34 posted on 01/22/2014 4:19:09 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: blam

Great parody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSt2RoZ8Ek4


35 posted on 01/22/2014 4:19:54 PM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they must have run out of muskrats.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 4:20:26 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: HangnJudge
Women often deal with it by "Encouraging" their husbands to get a hobby... Outside

The Captain has a bad case of Parkinson's, so that might not be much of an option.
37 posted on 01/22/2014 4:21:29 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.--Moshe Yaalon)
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To: COBOL2Java

I wonder what his night vision was like.


38 posted on 01/22/2014 4:26:44 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: meatloaf

He’s part harp seal.


39 posted on 01/22/2014 4:26:55 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: DemforBush
"I was really, really little when Captain and Tenille were big. I remember thinking the Captain was the same guy as the Tidy-Bowl Man." He wasn't?
40 posted on 01/22/2014 4:27:24 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SMGFan
Love will Keep us Together
41 posted on 01/22/2014 4:27:51 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: onedoug

OMG!!!!!


42 posted on 01/22/2014 4:28:20 PM PST by windcliff
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To: SMGFan

Looking back, I believe that the studio version of “Love Will Keep Us Together” is about as perfect a pop composition as can be made.

It was #1 for the year for a reason.

There is a certain joy in the way that Toni Tennile performed, one of the few knock out pop stars that you can bring home to mom and dad and announce your forthcoming marriage. Sort of the anti-Chrissie Hynde (Rush Limbaugh reference).

Here is a live version, showing the talent of the two of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjloX_EvYiI


43 posted on 01/22/2014 4:28:41 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.--Moshe Yaalon)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The Captain has a bad case of Parkinson’s...

Perhaps he needs a lot of expensive health care and being single will qualify him for assistance without depleting their savings.


44 posted on 01/22/2014 4:29:15 PM PST by Shugee
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To: meatloaf

There has always ‘been talk’ that The Capt. has always had a difficult time communicating. Nowadays, some may call those symptoms Asperger Syndrome, or a very high functioning autistic person, who was able to sublimate his obsession with sound perfection, and make a very fine living from it. I don’t know if that is true or not, I’ve never met or treated him. Such a condition, plus being professional performers, may be part of why they had no children.
On another point, I recall being embarrassed in the late 70s when I heard Toni and The Capt, performed that song Muskrat Love for The Queen of England. Prince Charles is said to have called it ‘rather vulgar’. I tend to agree. That Moog and Farfasia synthesizer combo was a bit uncomfortable to listen to without feeling like an act of Voyeurism is being committed with you as a participant.


45 posted on 01/22/2014 4:29:57 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Huskrrrr

Actually, the word around the “industry” in their working years was that Toni would ‘take on’ just about anybody, anytime, anyplace.


46 posted on 01/22/2014 4:30:09 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: B4Ranch

I believe they now live in Arizona. Estate planning guys from that state...ease advise!


47 posted on 01/22/2014 4:31:28 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SMGFan

That is crazy after 40 years.


48 posted on 01/22/2014 4:33:00 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SMGFan

When they were popular, it seemed that Tennille dominated the act, so I thought they should be called The Captain and the Admiral.


49 posted on 01/22/2014 4:33:17 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SMGFan

I knew when he dumped that salad on her they were doomed.


50 posted on 01/22/2014 4:35:21 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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