1941 – 2010 year by year

You can view the information on the site by year, and find out what Don Van Vliet was up to at particular times of his lifeRead More

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1941 Birth certificate

1941 Birth certificate

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1958 Graduation photo

1958 Graduation photo

Yes, it’s real. This is the graduation photograph listed for one Don Vliet in the high school yearbook at Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, CA. HavingRead More

1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills house

1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills house

The Woodland Hills house on Ensenada Drive was the venue for the Magic Band’s endless rehearsals of Trout Mask Replica, and also where the Trout MaskRead More

1969 Captain Beefheart’s wedding by Mike Bugbee

My first meeting with Don Van Vliet–whom I’ll just refer to as Beefheart–came on a rainy night about 12 hours before his wedding. It was NovemberRead More

1982 Retirement from music

2010 Death

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