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    Posted: 03 Jan 2019 at 12:02am
Two great people passed away on this January 2nd.

Bob Einstein, known to many as Marty on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', the HBO series with Larry David, and 'Super Dave' on Showtime in the late 1980s, died today at 76. Very funny guy who will be missed by all. CryCryCryCryCryCry
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/bob-einstein-curb-your-enthusiasm-super-dave-actor-dead-774167/

And now, one half of Captain & Tennille, 'Captain' Daryl Dragon, has passed to the heavens. Known for a string of Adult Contemporary and pop hits in the 1970s, like 'Love Will Keep Us Together' and 'Do That to Me One More Time,' he also played keyboards for the Beach Boys between 1967-1972. He was ALSO 76, and passed to the heavens with Tennille right by his side. RIP to both!! CryCryCryCryCry
http://www.tmz.com/2019/01/02/captain-and-tennille-daryl-dragon-dead-dies/
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Don't forget that wonderful anthem "Muskrat love"
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Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

Don't forget that wonderful anthem "Muskrat love"
EmbarrassedNow there's a 'life-changing' tune! I went from killing small things to loving them as I ended up with babies & blankets all over the place instead of just what was for dinner...

...and 'Super Dave'...I sorta kinda liked the fellow - got a number of good laughs out of him.



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I never knew it, but Daryl Dragon was mentally ill.

Some excerpts about him from Toni Tennille's recently published memoir...

It wasn't love that kept the 1970s pop duo, the Captain and Tennille together. It was their careers and the chart-topping songs and Grammy winning, Love Will Keep Us Together – all written by Toni -- that promoted the loveless relationship.

They only walked down the aisle after their record label, A&M put out a press release announcing that they had been married on Valentine's Day 1975

'People thought we were perfect "lovebirds" but that was not true. I found at that point that I had to begin what would be a decades-long attempt to keep the reality of our relationship to myself,' Toni writes in her new memoir.

Daryl was 29 at the time when they met in 1971, two years her junior, and he was dubbed 'Captain' by Mike Love of the Beach Boys because of the surplus store military style hat he wore on stage.

Daryl was a strict vegetarian on a rigid, macrobiotic diet that consisted of mainly brown rice and steamed vegetables – hold the seasoning.

'The man whom I'd thought was my soul mate was in many ways just as remote as a stranger passing by through the fog'.

Their relationship became sexual but she had to initiate all sexual contact and her feeling of isolation in the relationship only increased.

Music insiders found them boring.

Even Queen Elizabeth found them boring and fell asleep when they performed at a White House concert in 1976 when Gerald Ford was President.

In their isolation at home in the Pacific Palisades with Daryl always sleeping in his own bedroom, his obsessions increased.

He explored draconian diets that consisted of whole-wheat pasta and bland steamed veggies.

He searched the internet to learn what possible illnesses he could have or avoid.

His loss of hair that began in his thirties became an overwhelming obsession and he refused to remove his hat in public – even when meeting a business executive at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel that requires all hats to be removed.

Arrangements to meet elsewhere had to be quickly made.

When the couple traveled to Rome where Toni dreamed of fabulous Italian meals, it wasn't to be. She had to search out ingredients for his food obsessions and eat quietly in their hotel room.

He wouldn't take off his hat to go the Vatican City.

Daryl's hair loss finally drove him to decide on hair transplants. It was the mid-'70s and the gruesome now-outdated procedure cut away portions of the hairy scalp and grafted those onto the balding areas.

The process required multiple surgeries but Daryl gave up after the hair fell out of the small holes that had clumps of hair implanted in each. It was supposed to fall out and new growth would come in.

Daryl was spooked and now looked worse than before.

He refused to take his hat off even at home – in his private bedroom.

After one season of doing the ABC show, The Captain and Tennille Show, Daryl wanted out. He hated being center stage and hated cue cards.

A young Dick Clark was hired on as the new producer to try to save The Captain and Tennille Show but Daryl was now focused on his eye condition, 'megalophthalmus' – greatly enlarged eyes – a condition that worsens with age and eventually requires multiple surgeries to remove cataracts and control glaucoma.

He wore dark glasses all the time because his eyes didn't contract properly in bright lights.

But producers insisted the glasses come off and the studio was deluged with mail asking what was wrong with Daryl's eyes.

That was the end of what might have been a second season.

Daryl's food obsessions expanded into food paranoia.

He was getting dietary ideas from a 90-year old guru who lived on a commune in Malibu.

It was always another exaggerated food fad or a feigned illness.

He fell into thinking he had Parkinson's and searched out supplements and cures.

Toni decided she'd go on the road without him to get away from his autocratic grip and to earn money because they were freely spending too much money on building lavish homes.

'Daryl was never an emotionally demonstrative man. I can say without exaggeration that he showed no physical affection for me during our very long marriage.

'Occasionally I would go up and hug him, and his body would grow stiff in my arms. He would only respond to my embrace by cupping his hand and giving me a little pat on my back; it was the same kind of awkward, tentative hug you would give to an old aunt that you hardly knew'.

Daryl's self-diagnosed ailments continued. He had flashing lights in his eyes he attributed to yogurt. He developed something he believed to be extended left arm syndrome. He endlessly explored the internet searching for diseases that might back up his hypochondria.

He had replacement surgery on both knees and then refused post surgery physical therapy in favor of ringing the intercom buzzer for Toni to empty his urine container. He could have emptied it himself but preferred to be waited on.

Daryl had watched his mother suffer a complete mental breakdown and underwent a prefrontal lobotomy to cure her bipolar disorder. Her condition only worsened and her demons intensified.

Toni finally walked out on the Captain, she writes, when he decided to spend $10,000 on a generator because he had read that the government was going to be stealing everyone's electricity.

Advised by their accountants that they had to cut back on spending, she told Daryl they couldn't afford the $10,000 and - she writes - he responded: 'Get out, you f**king bitch'.

Toni walked out for good and filed for divorce in January 2016

She moved to Florida to be with her sister and girlfriends.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3515793/How-love-DIDN-T-pop-duo-Captain-Tennille-Toni-reveals-hypochondriac-husband-Daryl-wasn-t-sex-refused-remove-cap-obsessed-hair-loss.html

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Nice supporting article for what so many had been saying for so long - he was one really flaky person. You just have to bet he is having an A-1 eternal fit as the muddy earth and worms come to eat his brains and crawl out his eye sockets...
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