Daryl Frank Dragon August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019 Captain & Tennille

Daryl Frank Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019) was an American musician and songwriter, known as Captain from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille, with his former wife, Toni Tennille.

Dragon was born into a musical family, and is the son of conductor, composer, and arranger Carmen Dragon, and the elder brother of Dennis Dragon.

Dragon’s familiar image and stage name came from his time as a keyboard player with The Beach Boys from 1967 to 1972. Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love gave him the nickname “Captain”, and it stuck; Dragon began wearing a nautical captain’s hat to go along with the name. As Captain in Captain & Tennille, Dragon was frequently silent and a man of very few words, playing a foil to his outgoing, vivacious wife, Toni Tennille.
The duo, who had hits like “Do That To Me One More Time” and “Love Will Keep Us Together,” officially split in 2014, but remained good friends. Their other songs included “Muskrat Love,” ”Shop Around” and “Do That to Me One More Time.

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