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Captain Beefheart R.I.P.

Posted Dec. 20, 2010, 6:37 a.m. in Obituaries by Jon E.
Captain Beefheart R.I.P.

Don Van Vliet, better known to the world as avant-garde musician and painter Captain Beefheart, passed away late last week. This ends his long bout with Multiple Sclerosis. He was 69.
Vilet was the creative mind behind the Magic Band and such acclaimed genre-bending albums as 1969's Trout Mask Replica and 1978's Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller). He later went on to embrace expressionist style painting.

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