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Don Van Vliet

MusicEntertainmentCaptain Beefheart and His Magic Band (music group)
The avant-garde rock musician was known as Captain Beefheart. He and his band never sold many records, but their work was critically acclaimed, especially the album "Trout Mask Replica." He was also an abstract painter. He was 69. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2010 Notable film and... Platt Collection / Hulton Archive / Getty Images
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