Toni Tennille

Written By: Stomp

Captain & Tennille Singlr Sleeve Shot at My Panorama City Home-StudioTennille was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, as part of a family of entertainers. Her father, Frank Tennille, who used the pseudonym Clark Randall, was a big band singer with Bob Crosby and the Bobcats and her mother, Cathryn Tennille, was a local television pioneer, being the hostess of Montgomery’s first daytime TV talk show. Tennille’s musical sisters, Jane, Louisa, and Melissa, all sang on her variety TV shows, as well as on the Captain & Tennille albums. Tennille began her career studying classical piano at Auburn University and singing with the university’s big band, the Auburn Knights. Her sister, Louisa Tennille, is the background singer in her bandTennille sang backup vocals on Pink Floyd’s, The Wall, and she also did backup singing for Elton John’s recordings: performing on at least three John albums, including Caribou, Blue Moves, 21 at 33 and most notably on the song, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”.Tennille is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall. She married Kenneth Shearer in June 1962; they divorced in 1972. She then married Daryl Dragon on 11 November 1975; they now live in Prescott, Arizona.Tennille toured with The Beach Boys during the 1970s with Daryl Dragon, both playing keyboards for the group. taken from wikipedia