Daryl Dragon

Daryl Dragon

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 2 Jan 2019 (aged 76)
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes scattered outside of downtown Prescott, Arizona
Memorial ID 195749155 · View Source
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Musician, Songwriter. Along with his wife, Toni Tennille, the duo had a string of hits in the 1970s under the name "The Captain and Tennille." He played keyboard for "The Beach Boys" from 1967 to 1972, where he was given the nickname "Captain" by lead singer Mike Love due to Dragon's penchant for wearing a captain's hat onstage. In 1971, he met his future wife, Toni Tennille, when she hired him to play piano for a musical. She later joined The Beach Boys on their next tour as an acoustic pianist and while on the tour, the couple began a romantic and musical relationship, performing in smaller venues together when not on tour with the Beach Boys, going by the stage name The Captain and Tennille. In 1974, the duo scored a record deal with A&M Records. Their song "Love Will Keep Us Together" climbed to No. 1 in Nov. 1974, where it remained for eight weeks. It won the Grammy for record of the year the following year. Married in 1975, Dragon and Tennille remained together until finalizing their divorce in 2014, but remained close friends.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 2 Jan 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 195749155
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daryl Dragon (27 Aug 1942–2 Jan 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 195749155, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes scattered outside of downtown Prescott, Arizona.