Captain And Tennille's Captain Has Died -- Who Was He?

Music | January 3, 2019

Written by Josh Robertson

You didn't need to know (or like) their music to dope out who was who in the '70s pop phenom Captain & Tennille. Tennille was the singer, a woman, which was clear because Captain was a guy wearing a ship captain's hat and, often, a shirt that said CAPTAIN. 

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But who was the Captain? His real name was Daryl Dragon, and his death on January 2, 2019, has fans everywhere feeling both nostalgic and melancholy. Well, perhaps melancholy isn't the right word, considering the relentless peppiness of the duo's signature tune, "Love Will Keep Us Together."

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Josh Robertson


Josh Robertson is a freelance writer who lives in the past -- and likes it there. He's a former Playboy and Yahoo! Internet Life editor and current social media whiz/hack. He prefers Martin Denny to Herb Alpert, still reads his Kurtzman-era Mad magazines, thinks margarita mix is an abomination and believes Lazenby was the second-best Bond, deal with it.