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The Captain & Tennille - 'Love Will Keep Us Together' duo - divorcing

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The marriage of The Captain & Tennille, the 1970s singing duo and Prescott residents who are best known for the song "Love Will Keep Us Together," is now "irretrievably broken."

The couple was married on Nov. 11, 1975, according to a petition for divorce filed by Toni Tennille, 73, in Yavapai County Superior Court on Thursday, Jan. 16. Tennille, whose real name is Cathryn Antoinette Tennille, has been married to The Captain (Daryl Dragon, 71) for more than 38 years.

"The parties' marriage is irretrievably broken, (and) there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation," the petition states.

The Captain & Tennille have five albums certified gold or platinum and scored numerous hits on the U.S. singles charts during their highest period of popularity, the most enduring of which included "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Do That to Me One More Time" and "Muskrat Love." They also hosted their own television variety series on ABC in 1976-77.

The couple retired to Prescott in 2008 from Lake Tahoe and Southern California. Tennille has been active in the community, performing in local shows including the Prescott Jazz Summit. Tennille also has helped the city with its tourism efforts, narrating the 2011 Emmy-nominated "Live + Work + Play" video, advertising the unique qualities that make Prescott a good place to live.

The Daily Courier's attempts to reach The Captain and Tennille have been unsuccessful. reportedly spoke with Dragon, who said he was surprised by the filing.

The website also appeared to confirm the news, stating in part that Tennille met with a divorce attorney and "almost all people naturally evolve over time."

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