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Don Van Vliet, age 70.
Posted by Brian Turner on December 17, 2010 at 05:34 PM in Brian Turner's Posts, Music | Permalink
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van vliet would've been 70 years next month, now he died with 69. saint beefheart.
December 17, 2010 at 06:53 PM
So long, you will be missed.
Jonas T |
December 17, 2010 at 08:25 PM
RIP Captain - thanks for some great music.
Lynchie from Aberdeen |
December 17, 2010 at 08:37 PM
I met him at a press conference once in1982 for the "Ice Cream" album - my little tape recorder was slightly whirring and Beefheart kindly lent me his sony Walkman to finish taping the interview. A nice guy. Fairly normal. Smoked a pipe. Laughed at his own weird jokes. Wish he could've put out one more new album - oh well
Bob Tippitt |
December 18, 2010 at 12:36 AM
I rarely shed tears for anyone marginally famous or unknown in my life.But hearing about his death made me really sad.Even though he hasn't done a music album since '82. Even though he was a jerk and a control freak.He was the true bastion of Weird Counter-Culture. An original original.Fast and bulbous!
Angel Ledezma |
December 18, 2010 at 01:32 AM
I'm gonna miss him.
I remember borrowing the DOC AT THE RADAR STATION on LP out of a public library in Takoma Park Maryland, maybe a year after it came out.
..and hearing that song "the blimp" when i was in high school in pennsylvania.
yes, "saint beefheart" sounds about right.
December 18, 2010 at 11:47 AM
Went to see Dweezil Zappa's 70th birthday tribute to his dad at the Beacon Theatre in NYC last night (terrific show). When he came out for the encore he announced the Capatin's passing to the packed house who were stunned. Dweezil said, "Yeah it's true but these things happen!" Then he and his 7 piece band played "Willie The Pimp" in tribute.
December 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM
A true great. We were blessed to have him on board this crazy spinning world. Bow your heads; the Captain has left the building.
December 18, 2010 at 03:12 PM
The falling ditch finally caught his bones.....
December 18, 2010 at 08:02 PM
Thanks FMU for the great tribute to the Captain on Bill Mac's show this past Saturday
December 20, 2010 at 03:49 AM
No more credit from the liquor store...
December 20, 2010 at 02:31 PM
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