Love can't keep Captain & Tennille together

Love can't keep Captain & Tennille together

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Daryl Dragon and Tony Tennille, aka The Captain and Tennille

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by USA Today & KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 23 at 12:52 PM

Apparently, love couldn’t keep them together.

Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon, better known as the 70s pop group The Captain & Tennille, are divorcing after 39 years of marriage.

The duo released their first album in 1974 and quickly rocketed to stardom, taking top honors at the 1975 Grammy Awards by winning Record of the Year for "Love Will Keep Us Together." The hit was No. 1 on the Billboard charts for several weeks.

A statement on the captainandtennille.net website appears to confirm that the duo has split:

"Until Thursday, January 16th, 2014, when Toni Tennille met with a DIVORCE ATTORNEY, in Phoenix, AZ, everything relating to THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLE appeared to the public as them being the ideal model for a ‘rock-solid’ married pair. But almost all people naturally evolve over time, & sometimes hidden feelings start to be uncovered when one may read, just a little more into (the popularized, substitute heading appearing just below), stating, for instance: ‘MUSIC HAS KEPT THEM TOGETHER.’"

Dragon seemed blindsided by the break-up in an interview with TMZ.

"I don’t know why she filed. I gotta figure it out for myself first," he told them.

The couple had a variety show on ABC that ran from 1976 to 1977.

Other hits from The Captain & Tennille include Do That to Me One More Time and Muskrat Love. No word on whether Muskrat Susie and Muskrat Sam are still together.

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