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Born: 14 September 1941, Lancaster, California, USA.
Died: 05 January 2006
American rhythm 'n blues guitarist, best known as founder of "Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band", in which he changed his stage name to Alex St. Clair. (Following an obscure set of credit errors on [r638859] his stage name then continued to be mis-credited from 1971 with the 'Snouffer' appendage he had intentionally dropped).
Snouffer later worked with Denny King, recording the "Evil Wind Blowin'" album along with ex-bandmate [a530617] and Exiles' drummer Greg Hampton.
Snouffer departed the Magic Band in early 1968 when their finances were at an all-time low. He supported his wife Jane and new baby by becoming a truck-driver. In later life he had increasing problems with alcohol addiction, passing through a number of jobs & rehab, before returning to Lancaster. He was found dead in his apartment in January 2006.