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Captain Beefheart obituary

Caroline Boucher, The Guardian, 18 December 2010

DON VAN VLIET, better known as Captain Beefheart, who has died aged 69 of complications from multiple sclerosis, was one of the most influential American musicians of the 1960s and 1970s. His status was always cult rather than commercial, and for most of his career he was broke.

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