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'Captain' Daryl Dragon dies with Tennille at his side

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posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 06:11 PM
A lot of you won't have any idea who this is, but I suspect there are a fair number who DO remember this duo. I recall seeing them on television (19" with COLOR!) while playing with my LEGOs, and hearing them play on the AM radio in my dad's old 1970 VB Bus. My favorite song they performed was, of course, Muskrat Love.


Daryl Dragon, one half of popular '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, died Wednesday, according to his publicist Harlan Boll. He was 76. Dragon, whose ever-present captain's hat left no doubt about which half of the duo he was, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, Boll said. "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly," Toni Tennille said in a statement. "I was at my most creative in my life when I was with him." Tennille was at Dragon's side when he passed away, Boll said. The duo's best-known songs included "Muskrat Love," "Do That to Me One More Time" and "Love Will Keep Us Together." Dragon, a classically trained pianist, was most at home behind the keyboard. One of his early gigs was as a backup musician for the Beach Boys in the mid-'60s. Dragon and Tennille met in 1971 when she hired him to play piano for a musical called "Mother Earth." They married in 1975, a year after they signed a deal with A&M Records. Their first album produced the hit single "Love Will Keep Us Together," which enjoyed multiple weeks atop the Billboard chart. Dragon and Tennille separated in 2013 and finalized their divorce in 2014. They remained close friends. Dragon is survived by his older brother, Doug Dragon, and two nieces, Kelly Arbout and Renee Henn. Boll asked that any donations being made in Dragon's name be made to organizations doing research into brain diseases and conditions such as Parkinson's Disease or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Farewell Captain, may you set sail on calm seas forever!
edit on 122019 by seattlerat because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 06:32 PM
Damn and Super Dave and Mean Gene!

posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 06:46 PM
Sound tracks of our lives......

I see Mean Gene and the Captain were both 76 years old........

Usually seems to happen in 3's....who else?

Obscure observation......watched a WC Fields movie on U toob the other day, (no idea why). early 1940s.....had a very young Gloria Jean, and another young blonde girl in the movie.
Apparently, both the actresses died last year (2018) in Hollywood, within 3 days of each was 92, one was 98.

Weird coincidences......must be Aliens or Mandela or God???

edit on 2-1-2019 by gort51 because: Wrong actress name, now fixed.

posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 06:48 PM

C 'n T ruled the world for way more than 15 minutes... deservedly so.

posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 06:51 PM

originally posted by: ATruGod
Damn and Super Dave and Mean Gene!

No, not Super Dave too!!

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