|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Stand Up To Be Discontinued||6||Audio||1993||Nur/Nicht/Nur|
|2||Stand Up To Be Discontinued||6||Audio||1993|
|3||Some YoYo Stuff - An Observation Of The Observations Of Don Van Vliet||8||Audio||2003-04-22||MVD|
|4||[Don Van Fliet & His Magic Band]: Live At My Fathers Place Vol. 1||11||Audio||1979||Chamelion Records|
|5||[Don Van Fliet & His Magic Band]: Live At My Fathers Place Vol. 2||10||Audio||1979||Chamelion Records|
|6||Son Of Dust Sucker- The Roger Eagle Tapes||12||Audio||2014-04-19||Dandelion Records|
Born: 15th January 1941, Glendale, California, USA.
First recorded appearance: "A Low Forceps Delivery", featuring Don Glen Vliet, at Glendale Research Hospital 16:25 hours on 15/01/41.
Died: 17th December 2010, of complications from multiple sclerosis.
Don Van Vliet, aka [a=Captain Beefheart], vocalist, harp-player, saxophonist, flautist, songwriter, lyricist, poet & painter. Frontman of The Magic Band and artist with a dozen official albums and more besides. An often perverse career path, interwoven with Frank Zappa, followed by 'retirement' in 1982 when he went to live in seclusion with his wife [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jan+Van+Vliet]Jan[/url] and paint full-time. He subsequently released some poetic works, which accompanied his art portfolios & exhibitions.
His career in music & art featured in the BBC documentary "The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart", with narration by [a64672] & vignettes by [a513410], [a55080], [a530617], [a196010] & other past members of [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Magic+Band%2C+The]The Magic Band[/url]
(In late April 1966 Vliet enrolled for 3 months with the American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists, using the pen-name of Don Van Vliet with a hand-scrawled caveat of "Captain Beefheart" added to the document - see images).
Vliet's compositions & tracks have also featured in the following films: "Abba Zaba" in [i]Something In The Air[/i] (2012); "Clear Spot" in [i]How To Be[/i] (2008) and [i]Things We Lost In The Fire[/i] (2007); "Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" in [i]The Big Lebowski[/i] (1998) and vocals on Nitzsche's "Hard Workin' Man" in [i]A Civil Action[/i] (1998) and [i]Blue Collar[/i] (1978); "Electricity" in [i]Entourage[/i] (TV show, Season 5).