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Combining elements of free jazz, blues and rock, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band produced what is commonly regarded by critics and fans as one of rock’s few truly original bodies of work.

Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) retired from the music industry after 1982’s Ice Cream For Crow album to concentrate on his primary love – paint.

The Radar Station is a purely fan-run site which aims to document every twist and turn in the tale of this unique individual.

Photograph copyright Anton Corbijn, used with kind permission.

Freddie Wadling (1951 - 2016) RIP

Freddie Wadling (1951 - 2016) RIP

The Radar Station was sad to hear of the death on 2 June of Freddie Wadling. He was 64. Freddie was better known in his native

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Brief Magic in July

Brief Magic in July

The Magic Band have booked two dates for a very short tour during¬†Summer 2016. Thursday 14 July – Under The Bridge, Fulham, UK –¬†underthebridge.co.uk  Friday 15

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New photos appear for sale

New photos appear for sale

Having been a fan for so many years it’s easy sometimes to think that you’ve seen just everything there is out there about Don and the

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