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Captain & Tennille Perform at State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth

In this photograph by Karl Schumacher, husband and wife singing duo Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) perform in the East Room on July 7, 1976. The duo performed during the entertainment portion of a State Dinner held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The State Dinner, which was held in the Rose Garden, followed a day of activities with President Gerald R. Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, Queen Elizabeth, and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, including a State Arrival Ceremony that morning. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial. Performing with Captain & Tennille were bassist Jack Conrad, drummer Michael Mathis, and singers Andy Boettner, Melissa Tennille, Louisa Tennille, and Jubilant Sykes.
Karl Schumacher
Date of Work
July 7, 1976
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum/NARA