Quizzes in Edinburgh Tonight:
7pm – Brass Monkey Leith. Jackpot: £100. Cheat: Captain And Tennille (music round)
9pm – Safari Lounge. Jackpot £90. Cheat news: Seal (pic round)
The song in the Brass Monkey Leith music round is by Captain & Tennille who were a big deal in the seventies.
For a while in the 1990s I was right into their schmaltz, I collected their albums.
Now in the modern era I can watch them perform on youtube, live and direct from the actual 1970s.
In true 70s TV superstar style, they always looked a bit wasted. I don’t really know what Quaaludes are but I bet they were on Quaaludes. These are drugs that always get mentioned in 70s rock life-fail biography paragraphs.
They were a couple and were married for 39 years and then she left him. He had some disease along the lines of Parkinson’s. She felt the marriage was a sham and only really there to please the fans.
I read so many of these stories when researching questions. Sometimes I feel sad for the participants and other times I feel nothing. I feel sorry for Tennille and the Captain. Maybe it’s because I like their hits. Perhaps I’m that shallow.
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