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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band
Don Van Vliet (pronounced /væn ˈvliːt/; born Don Glen Vliet January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians he called The Magic Band, active between 1965 and 1982, with whom he recorded 12 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with free jazz, avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians.
January 5, 2011
The White Stripes are to reissue their 2001 covers of songs by Captain Beefheart as a tribute to the late musician. Captain Beefheart, real name Don Van Vliet, died last month of complications from multiple sclerosis. Read more
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