Captain & Tennille of 'Love Will Keep Us Together' Getting Divorced

Image: Captain & Tennille of 'Love Will Keep Us Together' Getting Divorced Toni Tennille, left, and Daryl Dragon, October 25, 1995

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 07:53 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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The 1970s singing sensation the Captain & Tennille, whose hit "Love Will Keep Us Together" launched their career, are getting a divorce in their 70s.

Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon, a former keyboard player for the Beach Boys, released their first album in 1974 and won a Grammy the following year. 

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Tennille, 73, whose full name is Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, filed for divorce in Yavapai County Superior Court in Prescott, Ariz. on Jan. 16, reported.

Tennille and Dragon, 71, have no children.

"I don't know why she filed," Dragon reportedly told TMZ on Wednesday. "I gotta figure it out for myself first." 

Dragon said that the couple is still living together.

Over the course of their career, the Captain & Tennille earned five gold albums, six gold singles, two platinum albums and one platinum single. The duo charted 14 hit singles, with seven of them landing on Billboard's top 100 in their heyday.

The pair was popular enough to star in own variety show, which lasted one season from 1976-77.

Their first hit, "Love Will Keep Us Together," reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in nine weeks and went on to win the Grammy for Record of the Year. The couple recorded the song in Spanish, "Por Amor Viviremos," charting at No. 49. It was the first time a No. 1 single charted the rankings in two different languages.

The duo continued to perform, but in 2010, Tennille announced on her blog that Dragon suffered from tremors that prevented him from continuing.

"Many of you know (Dragon is) dealing with a neurological condition (not Parkinson's, but something similar) that causes him to have tremors...pretty severe at times.... that interfere with his ability to play keyboards," Tennille wrote. "Some days he does pretty well. ... other days his playing is severely compromised. His condition is (exacerbated) by any kind of stress, and worrying about his ability to play has made his condition worse." 

TMZ reported that according to the divorce filing, there is a special mention about health insurance coverage.

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