Don Van Vliet, better know as Captain Beefheart, passed away today at the age of 69.
He was a musical innovator, a hollerer, a trouble-maker, and an artist. Beefheart made some of the most rocking, original, challenging, influential and tender sounds ever heard, not too mention his bizarre but incredible lyrics.
The Captain will be sorely missed and forever remembered.
Article in Washington Post
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