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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Don Van Vliet (, born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of ...

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Biography

Don Van Vliet (, born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1965–1982), with whom he recorded 13 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 avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life.

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There ain’t no Santa Claus on the
There ain’t no Santa Claus on the
There ain’t no Santa Claus on the
Japan Is A Dishpan
Japan Is A Dishpan
I Love You, You Big Dummy
I Love You, You Big Dummy
Two Rips In A Haystack/Kiss Me My Love
Two Rips In A Haystack/Kiss Me My Love
Two Rips In A Haystack/Kiss Me My Love
Ella Guru
Ella Guru
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