Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27: Daryl Dragon of the Captain & Tennille is 71-years-old today.

Daryl Frank Dragon from Los Angeles, California is a keyboardist, known as Captain who performed with his wife, Toni Tennille in the 1970s pop musical duo Captain & Tennille.

Dragon is the son of conductor, composer, and arranger, Carmen Dragon (his godfather was actor- comedian Danny Thomas.

In 1962, he became a member of the band Charles Wright & the Wright Sounds. He also played keyboards with The Beach Boys in the early 1970s, and got his nickname of "Captain" from the group's singer Mike Love. He perpetuated this nickname and image by wearing a nautical captain's hat.

In 2009, Toni Tennille revealed that Daryl had developed a mild form of Parkinson's disease which has manifested through a familial tremor.

Captain & Tennille are best known for their singles "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love"

and "Do That to Me One More Time," as well as their television variety series in the 1976–77 season.

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