Don Van Vliet

Don Glen Vliet

Also known as Captain Beefheart, D Van Vliet, D. V. Vliet, D. Van Vlet, D. Van Vliet, D. Vliet, D.V. Vliet, D.Van Vliet, Don, Don "Captain Beefheart" Van Vliet, Don Van Fliet, Don Van Vilet, Don van Vliet, Don Van Vliet (C.B.), Don Van Vliet (C.B:), Don Vanvliet, Don Vliet, Donald Van Vliet, Donnie Vilet, Donnie Vliet, V. Vhict, Van Fliet, Van Vliet, Van-Vliet, Vliet

Discography of Don Van Vliet:

# 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=]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=]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).

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