In the '70s the Captain and Tennille reigned supreme in the world of pop music with high-sheen tunes like "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love." The quirky husband-and-wife team of Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille were even positioned to be the next Sonny and Cher with a wacky variety series in '76, but after squabbling with ABC about the direction of the show (C&T wanted more music, execs wanted more comedy), the two decided to sail away after one season and leave the lowbrow yuks to Donny & Marie. The couple would soon return to TV with specials that had them In New Orleans and In Hawaii and then back to Los Angeles for an all-music Songbook. This week these lively specials come to DVD (along with The Captain and Tennille Christmas Show) and have the Captain and Tennille singing again.

TV Guide: Were you surprised in 1975 when "Love Will Keep Us Together" became such a massive hit?
Toni Tennille:
Well, I knew if the climate was right and radio stations needed an up-tempo song, they would add it. It was just a great radio record — it really popped out on the radio, and A&M, the record label, really did a great job promoting it.
Daryl "The Captain" Dragon: And we did our job, too, by driving around to radio stations with our pet bulldogs and the record. [The DJs] started playing the single and they would say, "Hey, aren’t those the two crazy people who came in here with their dogs?"

TV Guide: What's something people might be surprised to know about the Captain and Tennille?
Tennille:
Well, the biggest surprise to people is that.... (read entire article here..)