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Say it ain't so! Captain and Tennille call it quits

Much of the media world has moved on to the arrest of Justin Bieber, but I am still reeling from the news that the Captain and Tennille are breaking up!

Toni Tennille filed for divorce in Arizona last week, after 39 years of marriage to "The Captain," Daryl Dragon.

I wonder what happened? Did Toni sing "Do that to me one more time" one time too many and Dragon snapped? (Get it, Dragonsnapped?)  

If they continue to perform together, will Toni be able to sing the line "nibblin' on bacon, chewin' on cheese, Sam says to Suzie, honey would you please be my Mrs.?" without breaking into tears?  

I was never a big fan of their music, but it was so everpresent during my teen years that it's ground into my memory. Whether it's "Love Will Keep Us Together,"  for which my friend Gale and I developed an amazing dance routine, or that God-awful "Muskrat Love," their music takes me back to a simpler time, when we only had three TV networks and Top 40 music was where it was at.

I do remember watching their variety show, but I somehow missed the fact that Toni Tennille had a talk show as well. In this clip, she interviews her husband. And you can tell, back then, they were still very much in love.

And you might be interested to hear what Dragon thought about the future of music, and where all rock and roll came from. 


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01/23/2014 11:43AM
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