Daryl Dragon, “Captain” of music duo The Captain and Tennille, dies at 76.
Daryl Dragon, the musician best known as the “Captain” in '70s and '80s husband-and-wife duo The Captain and Tennille, died Wednesday, his publicist said in a statement. The cause of death was renal (kidney) failure, publicist Harlan Boll said. He was 76.
The title track from his debut album with his then-wife, Toni Tennille, “Love Will Keep Us Together,” reached the top of the Billboard chart in July 1975 and won Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Their other top 10 hits included “Muskrat Love,” “The Way I Want to Touch You,” “Lonely Night (Angel Face)” and “Shop Around.”
Not to be outdone by Des Moines, Saint Louis checked five bodies into the morgue before noon on January 1, 2020.
Three men were shot and killed 18 minutes into 2020.
Shemar Carnell, 24, 21-year-old Deandre Davis and 23-year-old Karmah Richmond were found shot to death in St. Louis’ Benton Park neighborhood. Two other men were injured in the shooting. Police recovered three guns from the scene.
A few hours later, around 2:40 a.m., a man was found shot to death next to a car in the 5400 block of Genevieve. Another man was also found shot, he was transported to a hospital in critical condition. The man who was killed has been identified as 39-year-old Thomas Wherry.
A 36-year-old man was found shot to death around 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the 1200 block of N. Euclid. He’s been identified as Darrell Smith. Police said he was found in the street with gunshot wounds.
And two more the very next day.
A 33-year-old man was found shot to death in St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood around 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 2. Johnnie Lee Anderson Jr. was found in between two houses in the 4100 block of Minnesota with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. In 2019, crime significantly increased in the Dutchtown neighborhood.
Thursday afternoon, officers responded to Dewey Avenue and Osceola Street around 12:30 p.m. where a man was found shot to death. This is also in the Dutchtown neighborhood. He’s been identified as 32-year-old Jason Dudly.
I’m noticing a theme as to cause of death. Sigh.
14 parents lost their sons. I’m sure some children lost their fathers, too. And siblings lost a brother.
@mike808 there was another shooting/killing Fri night downtown on Washington Ave. He was shot in the car and then his body was dumped as the car drove away. I was told the FD had to come clean the street. Ugh, a sad state of affairs.
Well, as long as we’re starting the 2020 topic with 2019 deaths, let me take a moment to honor the great Neil Innes, December 9th,1944-December 29th, 2019. He was a musician, writer and comedian known for his work with The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and Monty Python, and his collaborations with Eric Idle, most notably The Rutles, a Beatles parody which began as a recurring sketch on Rutland Weekend Television, then a tv movie, then an album, and then eventually more albums (without Eric Idle). He has the distinction of being one of only two non-Python writers credited for Monty Python, the other being Douglas Adams. At the time of his death, he was still writing and recording music, performing, and interacting with fans online.
Here is his most famous song and Bonzo Dog’s only hit (produced by Paul McCartney under the pseudonym Apollo C. Vermouth), Urban Spaceman
Here is probably his second most famous song, The Tale of Brave Sir Robin from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
This snippet is the first Rutles from Rutland Weekend Television (starts about 44 seconds in)
Here are a couple of songs from The Rutles
Cheese and Onions, which according to wikipedia was believable enough to make it onto a Beatles bootleg
This is a 2011 performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series
Some sports names:
David Stern - former NBA (and quite possibly greatest ever across all sports) commissioner
Edward Aschoff - young ESPN reporter
Don Larson - threw the only perfect game in World Series History
New England Patriots - technically still in existence but their post season run this year is done.