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The Captain and Tennille are getting a divorce

9:57 AM, Jan 23, 2014   |    comments
LAS VEGAS - JULY 27: 'Captain' Daryl Dragon and his wife Toni Tennille of the music duo The Captain and Tennille, pose at the Video Software Dealers Association's annual home video convention at the Bellagio July 27, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are promoting a Christmas album entitled 'Saving Up Christmas' and a DVD box set that will each be released October 11, 2005. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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(CBSNews.com) - It looks like love won't keep them together after all.

The Captain and Tennille, the Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife pop duo best known for the 1975 hit "Love Will Keep Us Together," are divorcing after nearly 39 years of marriage, an Arizona court clerk confirmed Wednesday.

Daryl Dragon, 71, and Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille, 73, filed the papers in Prescott, Ariz., on Jan. 16, the court clerk said.

The couple met in 1972 when Tennille was the co-writer of a musical and Dragon was the keyboardist for The Beach Boys. She joined The Beach Boys on tour as an additional keyboardist.

The couple began performing together and their act was discovered by Neil Sedaka. They released their first album in 1974.

The couple married in 1975 and scored the biggest chart hit of that year with the soft-rock love song "Love Will Keep Us Together." They had a string of hits in the mid- to late 1970s and sold more than 23 million albums.

They also hosted their own variety TV series, "The Captain and Tennille Show," which ran on ABC from September 1976 to March 1977. Dragon, as "The Captain," always wore his trademark captain's hat.

The couple had  three Top 5 hits in 1976, "Lonely Night (Angel Face)," "Muskrat Love" and a cover of Smokey Robinson's "Shop Around."

Their final big hit was "Do That to Me One More Time," which reached No. 1 on the pop charts in 1979.

The couple have no children.

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