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Daryl Drago of 70s singing duo Captain And Tennille has died at the age of 76.

Dragon died of renal failure early Wednesday at a hospice in Prescott, Ariz., according to his publicist Harlan Boll.

They hit the big time in 1975 with their cover of Neil Sedaka's song "Love Will Keep Us Together", which went on to win the 1975 Grammy for Record of the Year.

But while the two enjoyed the success of five albums certified gold or platinum, scoring numerous hits and hosted their own television variety series on ABC in 1976-1977, she felt lonely and isolated from her husband.

In this February 28, 1976 file photo, Daryl Dragon and his wife Toni Tennille, of the Captain & Tennille, hold the Grammy award they won for record of the year for "Love Will Keep Us Together", at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Dragon met his future wife and collaborator Tennille in 1971, when she hired him to play piano for a musical called Mother Earth. The pair remained close friends with Tennille by Dragon's side during his final moments.

Love - Beach Boys co-founder with his cousins Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson - gave Dragon the nickname "Captain" after the musician started playing keyboard for the band in 1967 and showed his affinity for wearing a captain's hat onstage.

"Captain" Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille of the music duo The Captain and Tennille, in 2005.

"Captain" Daryl Dragon has died.

He also included a quote from Tennille: "He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly". We loved listening to Captain & Tennille together back in the day!

Dragon said in 2017 that his problems were a result of medication and that he was better. They married in 1975, a year after they signed a deal with A&M Records. (He would later serve as the Captain and Tennille's producer).

Wednesday's obituary notice said that at Dragon's request there would be no services, and suggested donations to organizations conducting research into neurological conditions.


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