RIP Captain Beefheart ~ 1941-2010

Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart

Don Van Vliet, aka ‘Captain Beefheart’, died on 17th December 2010, aged 69, of complications from multiple sclerosis in a North California hospital.

It was Captain Beefheart’s vocals on Frank Zappa’s “Willie The Pimp“, which can be found on the 1969 album “Hot Rats”, that first caught my attention to his genius. RIP, Don!

Willie The Pimp – Frank Zappa Feat. Captain Beefheart

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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One Response to RIP Captain Beefheart ~ 1941-2010

  1. Debra Levine says:

    Thank you for posting Willie. Great symposium in L.A. on Beefheart last week:

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