Daryl Dragon

American musician, songwriter; member of musical duo Captain & Tennille

Daryl Frank Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019) was a American musician and songwriter. He was known as Captain from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille, with his former wife, Toni Tennille.[1]

Daryl Dragon
Captain & Tennille
Dragon with wife Toni Tennille, 1976.
Background information
Birth nameDaryl Frank Dragon
Also known as
  • Captain
Born(1942-08-27)August 27, 1942
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedJanuary 2, 2019(2019-01-02) (aged 76)
Prescott, Arizona, U.S.
Years active1959–2013
LabelsA&M, Casablanca
Associated acts


In 1981, Dragon contributed to Carpenters' Made In America album, programming synthesizers on "(Want You) Back In My Life Again".[2] In 1996, Dragon played keyboard on a number of tracks on the self-titled album by pop punk band Size 14.

In 2009, Dragon was diagnosed with a neurological disorder which causes him to have tremors.[3]

Dragon died on January 2, 2019 in Prescott, Arizona from renal failure at the age of 76.[4]


  1. Profile, Music-enthusiast.com; accessed August 24, 2016.
  2. "Made In America The Carpenters Complete Recording Resource". amcorner.com. Retrieved May 19, 2016. Synthesizer Programming: Daryl Dragon, Ian Underwood
  3. "TONI'S TAKE". Captainandtennille.net. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  4. Daryl Dragon of Captain and Tennille Dies at 76 NBC Miami, January 2, 2019