The Toni Tennille Show

(ended 1981)


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The Toni Tennille Show was a nationally syndicated musical program hosted by one half of the legendary hit making pop duo "Captain and Tennille," Toni Tennille. A production of the Hill-Eubanks Group for Moonlight & Magnolias Productions. Executive producer Bob Eubanks and Michael Hill. Produced by Earl Durham and directed by Bruce Gowers. Musical Director Ira Newborn led the show's band, What a Band, compromised of Ira Newborn Lead Guitar, Steve Nelson bass guitar, Bill Savrin on drums, Gil Lee on keyboards, Rick Johnson on synthesizer, other instruments Rusty Higgins and John Cross on trumpet, sax, clarinet. The show featured musical performances by guests including Dusty, Springfield, Kiki Dee, The Lettermen, Rita Coolidge, Della Reese, The Temptations, The Spinners and Teddy Pendergrass. On some occasions, Toni accompanied her guests during their musical acts. All performances were backed by Toni's seven piece band and her sisters Melissa, Jane and Louisa, who sang background vocals. Toni also interviewed many of the hottest entertainers of the day including Jaclyn Smith, Robert Guillaume, Ernest Borgnine, Viki Carr, Lily Tomlin and Bob Mackie. Toni and her husband Daryl "Captain" Dragon performed many of their top selling hits including the Grammy Award winning "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love," "Do That to Me One More Time," "The Way that I Want to Touch You" and "Lonely Night Angel Face."


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