Joe Ashworth – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

From: Joe Ashworth Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 11:09 AM How did you create those incredible rhythms on TMR (Sugar n Spikes, Ant Man Bee, MyRead More

John Ellis – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: TheRead More

John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

As the Magic Band begin their Farewell tour of the UK this excellent interview by John Martin has appeared on the Nottingham cultural website Leftlion toRead More

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

Around July 2017 John French was invited to take part in the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta in October to celebrate the music of Captain Beefheart withRead More

John French aka Drumbo

John was in and out of the Magic Band a number of times between 1967 and 1978. Before the Magic Band he had drummed on occasionRead More

John French answers your questions from 2000/1

John French answers your questions from 2000/1

In 2000 John French, aka Drumbo, was writing his account of his time in the Magic Band, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic. The author calledRead More

John French in Austin

John French in Austin

John French will be playing a show at Threadgill’s in Austin, TX, October 7th, 2017 as part of the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta. Here’s what JohnRead More

John French revisits the Trout House

John French revisits the Trout House

We received a mail from John French who recently went back to the house where Trout Mask Replica was created. I thought beefheart.com might be interestedRead More

John French Video Interview

John French Video Interview

We recently posted about composer Samuel Andreyev’s Youtube analysis of the album Trout Mask Replica. A fascinating piece if you haven’t watched it yet. On theRead More

John French writes about The Woodland Hills House

In March 2000, John French sent me a message commenting on Angel’s photographs of the house in Woodland Hills where the Magic Band lived and rehearsedRead More

John French’s tour report

John French has kindly sent along his account of the Magic Band’s recent UK tour. 
The Magic Band’s “mini-tour” went well. We stayed in Basingstoke, EnglandRead More

John French’s tribute to Don Van Vliet

While touring in the UK in 1975, there was a concert we played in a medium sized hall somewhere lost in time, where a bus broughtRead More

John Mackenzie – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: JohnRead More

John Wilby – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: JohnRead More

John Wilby pt 2 – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… Name: JohnRead More

Letter from John French to Mojo Magazine

I just read the Beefheart story a week or so ago. DiMartino, the author, was supposed to send me a copy (all writers promise, most neverRead More

Magic Band reunion 2003 report from John French

Many thanks to John French, drummer and (now) singer extraordinaire for sending along his thoughts about what it was like for Drumbo to perform Beefheart’s greatRead More

Magic memories

I have just received the following statement for the site from John French: Well, all good things must come to an end as they say… AfterRead 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

Marshall Needleman Armintor – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: MarshallRead More

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