Don Van Vliet

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 television deaths of 2010 Notable sports deaths of 2010 Notable political deaths of 2010
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