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

An Ego Flyin’ – review for Lunar Notes by Bill Harkleroad by Ed Baxter

LUNAR NOTES; ZOOT HORN ROLLO’S CAPTAIN BEEFHEART EXPERIENCE Bill Harkleroad with Billy James 151 pp, illustrated SAF Publishing Ltd 1SBN 0 94671921 7 £11.95 ONE OFRead More

Bill Harkleroad aka Zoot Horn Rollo

Originally from Palmdale Bill soon hooked up with other hot shot players and future Magic Band members from nearby Lancaster. As a child he’d had accordionRead More

Bill Harkleroad on John Lennon

Zoot Horn Rollo passes comment on the 25th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder by an idiot in Oregon’s Register Guard paper: Local guitar teacher Bill Harkleroad,Read More

Bill Harkleroad writes about Don

My friend Art Tripp nailed it head to toe and I just can’t say it any better. Time erased all the injustices and I am leftRead More

Lunar Notes – Zoot Horn Rollo’s Captain Beefheart Experience by Bill Harkleroad with Billy James

Lunar Notes – Zoot Horn Rollo’s Captain Beefheart Experience by Bill Harkleroad with Billy James

An insider’s story. Published by SAF Publishing Ltd ISBN 0 946719 21 7 Price £11.95 1998 151 pages 16 photographs Synopsis from the back cover: BillRead More

Lunar Notes: Zoot Horn Rollo’s Captain Beefheart Experience review by Andy Gill

AS ZOOT Horn Rollo, Don Van Vliet’s most faithful lieutenant in The Magic Band, Bill Harkleroad was one of the most influential guitarists in rock music,Read More

Mallard

Mallard

Magic Band Members: Mark Boston, John French, Bill Harkleroad, John Thomas, Art Tripp Is is a duck ? … is it a train? No, it’s theRead More

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

He is alive. A recluse. Painting in seclusion up near the Oregon border. There have been weird signals through the ether since he stopped making musicRead More

Zoot grows Finnish

Mikko Kapanen, lead singer and guitarist of Helsinki, Finland based “psychedelic hard rock” band Spektriis wrote in. The band is currently finishing up work on itsRead More

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