Don Van Vliet

Don Van Vliet
1941 - 2010

Don Van Vliet  American Musician


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...

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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
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