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Captain Beefheart
  • Name: Captain Beefheart
  • Born: 01/15/1941
  • Died: 12/17/2010 (69 years old)
  • Occupation: Singer-songwriter, musician, painter, poet, composer, author, record producer, film director
  • Website: www.beefheart.com

Don Van Vliet (/væn ˈvlt/, born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. He conducted a rotating ensemble called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums between 1964 and 1982. His music blended elements of blues, free jazz, rock, and the avant-garde with idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist wordplay, and his wide vocal range. Known for his enigmatic persona, Beefheart frequently constructed myths about his life and was known to exercise an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians. Although he achieved little commercial success, he sustained a cult following as a “highly significant” and “incalculable” influence on an array of new wave, punk, and experimental rock artists.

Birth Name: Don Glen Vliet

Alias: Captain Beefheart, Bloodshot Rollin’ Red, Don Van Vliet

Genre: Experimental rock, blues rock, avant-garde

Birth Place: Glendale, California, U.S.

Death Place: Arcata, California, U.S.

Website: www.beefheart.com

Source: Wikipedia

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