Captain & Tennille's Daryl Dragon Has Died Age 76

Captain & Tennille's Daryl Dragon Has Died Age 76

Meanwhile, Captain & Tennille - known early on as The Captain & Tennille - followed with a mix of covers such as "Muskrat Love" and "Shop Around" and original songs, including Tennille's ballad "Do That to Me One More Time", which hit No. 1 in 1980.

Daryl Dragon and then-wife Toni Tennille spent most of the 1990s and early 2000s living in Washoe Valley.

The Captain met Tennille in 1971 when she hired him as a pianist, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They even hosted their own television variety series on ABC for one season from 1976 to 1977. She was with him when he died.

The Captain, a great musician, keyboard player and friend for over 40 years. (He would later serve as the Captain and Tennille's producer).

The couple made a decision to split in 2014, but they remained close over the years, and she reportedly moved to Arizona to take care of him.

Daryl Dragon - the "Captain" of pop duo Captain & Tennille has passed away.

Wilson said Dragon, who has died in the U.S. aged 76, was "a great guy and a hell of a musician and keyboard player".

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Daryl Dragon died of kidney failure in Prescott, Arizona, his publicist Harlan Boll confirmed. Daryl Dragon himself was trained as a classical pianist.

"Whether in the studio, on stage or just hanging out, he was loved by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him", the Beach Boys lead singer, 77, continued.

However their hit Love Will Keep Us Together was their biggest claim to fame and stayed at the top of the charts for eight weeks in 1975.

Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon posing during an interview in at their home in Washoe Valley in October 1995.

Dragon and Tennille separated in 2013 and finalized their divorce in 2014. The pair remained close friends with Tennille by Dragon's side during his final moments.

Per his request, there will be no services for Dragon, who is survived by his older brother, Doug Dragon, and two nieces.

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