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Captain Beefheart

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 15, 1941 | Died: December 17, 2010    

Captain Beefheart

Avant-garde rock legend and visual artist Don Van Vliet, who performed under the name Captain Beefheart, began experimenting with eccentric rock’n'roll sounds in the mid-1960s. His first two releases with the Magic Band drew positive notice from some connoisseurs but failed to connect with the wider public.

Van Vliet next forged a close creative partnership with Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
1940 - 1993
guitar, electric
, a former high school classmate, who signed Beefheart to his Straight Records and produced 1969′s Trout Mask Replica. While the bizarre double album was not a major commercial success, it quickly became a cultural landmark....
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