Asked by: Joseph Bozman
Daryl Dragon of ’70s pop sensations Captain & Tennille died of renal failure Jan. 2 at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, with former wife Toni Tennille by his side, according to his publicist, Harlan Boll. He was 76.
Are the Captain and Tennille both alive?
Captain & Tennille were American recording artists whose primary success occurred in the 1970s. The husband-and-wife team were “Captain” Daryl Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019) and Toni Tennille (born May 8, 1940).
What was the relationship between Captain and Tennille?
The Captain met Tennille in 1971 when she hired him as a pianist, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dragon and Tennille were married for 39 years before they divorced in 2014. Dragon died of kidney failure, according to his publicist Harlan Boll. The musical duo began performing together in the early 1970s.
Was Captain from Captain and Tennille a real Captain?
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 then-wife, Toni Tennille.
|Birth name||Daryl Frank Dragon|
|Also known as||Captain|
|Born||August 27, 1942 Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
What is Captain and Tennille net worth?
Daryl Dragon was best know as Captain in the successful 1970s pop music duo Captain & Tennille, with his wife, Toni Tennille.
Daryl Dragon Net Worth.
|Net Worth:||$4.5 Million|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Where is Toni Tennille today?
Today Toni can be found working with her award-winning Australian shepherd dogs in Lake Mary, Florida, and continuing to play the music she loves. She has just completed a memoir of her life and career which will be released in April 2016.
Why was Daryl Dragon called Captain?
A classically trained pianist, Dragon played keyboard for The Beach Boys from 1967 to 1972. He was given the nickname “Captain” by lead singer Mike Love due to Dragon’s penchant for wearing a captain’s hat onstage.
Why did Toni Tennille leave the Captain?
“But what I was projecting on him was something he could never be and I didn’t know that at the time.” The pair, who were married for 39 years before splitting in early 2014, did have big success in their careers, but Tennille says their relationship failed due to intimacy issues.
Did Captain and Tennille have a child?
She and Dragon do not have any children. The pair married in November 1974 and released their debut album, Love Will Keep Us Together, featuring their hit title cover of the Neil Sedaka tune, the following year.
Why did Toni Tennille leave Daryl Dragon?
The couple, who had been living together, made it official in November of that year. Tennille would allege that the marriage suffered from lack of intimacy and blamed it on what she described as Dragon’s “very, very difficult family” and “famous but overbearing father.”