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Born September 10th, 1944 in Athens, Ohio, Art Tripp grew up in Pittsburgh before becoming a percussionist for the [a=Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra] in 1962. He played and recorded with [a=Frank Zappa] and The Mothers of Invention from 1968 until the end of 1969, before joining [a=Captain Beefheart] and His Magic Band for four years. On the Beefheart album "Spotlight Kid" he appeared on the credits under both aliases of [a=Ed Marimba] & [a=Ted Cactus]. Art Tripp eventually gave up music and became a chiropractor. He was once also a member of the group [a=Mallard].