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Daryl Dragon


1942 - 2019
Daryl Dragon (Getty/Michael Ochs Archives)
Daryl Dragon (1942 – 2019) was one half of the 1970s soft rock superstar duo Captain and Tennille. They had a number one hit song in 1975 with “Love Will Keep Us Together.” The song won a Record of the Year Grammy.

“Muskrat Love” made it to number 4 in 1976, their last big hit song was “Do That to Me One More Time,” in 1979.

The duo had a short lived variety series on television in the 1970s. Though the ratings were good, Dragon was not comfortable on TV and the show ended after one season.

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Dragon was a keyboard player in the backing band for the Beach Boys from 1967 until 1972. Mike Love nicknamed him Captain and Dragon began to wear his trademark Captains hat.

Tennille and Dragon were married for 39 years, divorcing in 2014, remaining friends. She was by his side when he passed away.

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