Don Van Vliet

Don Van Vliet
1941 - 2010

Don Van Vliet  American Musician


Who is is he dating right now?

Don Van Vliet passed away on 17th Dec 2010 aged 69.


Don Van Vliet was in a relationship with Pamela Des Barres (1965).


American Musician Don Van Vliet was born Don Glen Vliet on 15th January, 1941 in Glendale, California and passed away on 17th Dec 2010 Arcata, California aged 69. He is most remembered for Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Don Van Vliet is a member of the following lists: American male classical composers, 21st-century American sculptors and 20th-century American sculptors.


Help us build our profile of Don Van Vliet! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Dating1 52 years, 10 months - -
Total1 52 years, 10 months - -


First Name Don
Middle Name Van
Last Name Vliet
Full Name at Birth Don Glen Vliet
Alternative Name Captain Beefheart, Bloodshot Rollin' Red
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th January, 1941
Birthplace Glendale, California
Died 17th December, 2010
Place of Death Arcata, California
Cause of Death Complications from multiple sclerosis
Build Average
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, musician, artist, poet, composer, author, record producer, film director
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Music Genre (Text) Experimental rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, protopunk, spoken word, free jazz, outsider, avant-garde, art rock, Avant-garde rock, experimental, psychedelic
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1964–1982
Music Style Blues-Rock, Experimental, Proto-Punk, Experimental Rock, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic
Music Mood Cerebral, Difficult, Eccentric, Freewheeling, Complex, Sprawling, Suffocating, Quirky, Earthy, Provocative, Boisterous, Fiery, Raucous, Irreverent, Uncompromising, Volatile, Literate, Tense/Anxious, Manic, Playful, Passionate
Instrument Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards
Instrument (text) Vocals, harmonica, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, french horn, shehnai, recorder, flute, piccolo, trumpet, percussion, guitar, piano
Record Label A&M, Buddah, Blue Thumb, ABC, Reprise, Straight, Virgin, Mercury, DiscReet, Warner Bros., Atlantic, Epic, Major League Productions (MLP)
Associated Acts The Magic Band, Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention, Gary Lucas, The Tubes, Jack Nitzsche, Zoot Horn Rollo, Jeff Cotton, Rockette Morton, Winged Eel Fingerling, The Mascara Snake, John 'Drumbo' French, Ry Cooder, Mallard, Eric Drew Feldman, Moris Tepper, the Mothers of Invention, the Tubes, the Mascara Snake
Official Websites,

Don Van Vliet (/væn ˈvliːt/, born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American singer, songwriter, musician 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 and his wide vocal range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music integrated blues, rock, psychedelia, and jazz with contemporary experimental composition and the avant-garde; many of his works have been classified as "art rock." Beefheart was also known for often constructing myths about his life and for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians.

More about Don Van Vliet
Less about Don Van Vliet

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Don Van Vliet69 CapricornMusician
Pamela Des Barres68 VirgoPersonality




Top Contributors for Don Van Vliet

Edit Page

Help keep Don Van Vliet profile up to date.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees Connections

Connect any celebrity with Don Van Vliet to see how closely they are linked... romantically!

Recent connections involving Don Van Vliet