Beefheart, Captain

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Beefheart, Captain Gender: M
Don Glen Vliet
born on 15 January 1941 at 16:25 (= 4:25 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°30' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°03 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°39'

Captain Beefheart
photo: Jean-Luc, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American musician, popular in the '60s and '70s and considered one of the most influential musician on the psychedelic rock scene. His 1969 hit "Trout Mask Replica" is perhaps his best known release. In 1982 he left the music world and became a reclusive visual artist.

Vliet, his birth surname, had cut a record in 1959 with Frank Zappa. In 1964 he formed the Magic Band. Some of their hits included "Safe as Milk" (1967), "Mirror Man" and Strictly Personal (1968). "Trout Mask Replica" has been defined as somewhere "between blues, jazz, rock and classical music."

Vliet was considered an eccentric and he did not conform well to the requirements of the music industry. In 1982 he released his last album "Ice Cream for Crow."

Since about 1984 he has lived somewhere in the California desert. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerois in the early 1990s.

He died in California on December 17, 2010 of complications of multiple sclerosis.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Black, Jimmy Carl (born 1 February 1938). Notes: Musical collaboration
  • business associate/partner relationship with Cooder, Ry (born 15 March 1947). Notes: Band mates in "Captain Beefheart's Magic Band"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Rollo, Zoot Horn (born 8 January 1949). Notes: Band mates in "Captain Beefheart's Magic Band"


  • Social : Joined group 1964 ("Magic Band")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1967 ("Safe as Milk")
  • Death by Disease 17 December 2010 (of multiple sclerosis, age 69)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the book by Mike Barnes, "Captain Beefheart" (Quartet, 2000), p. 2. On 4 May 2014 the Rodden Rating was changed to AA: Scholfield previously found Beefheart's birth certificate on his official website [1], now moved here:


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Misfit (Reclusive)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.