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DON'T ARGUE WITH THE CAPTAIN

history - interviews and stories

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chapter SEVEN
DON VAN VLIET before and after beefheart
1941-1964 and 1983-2001
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donnie 1941-1964

1944: growing up
story 300690 holland WHEN DON WAS DONNIE...

1950: prodigy
story 111250 usa YOUNGSTERS AWARDED ZOO PRICES

1960: high school senior
story DROPOUT BOOGIE

retired captain 1983-2007

1983: switching from captain beefheart music to van vliet fine arts
010483 usa PLAYING IT BY EAR WITH CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
07.83 usa teevee THE LATE SHOW [2]
010883 usa AN OLD FART AT PLAY (old) pic
010185 usa VAN VLIET two pics
010385 usa DON VAN VLIET reprint!
2001 usa book DON VAN VLIET - 1984: TRINIDAD, CALIFORNIA half reprint!

050585: opening of art exhibition in cologne, germany
010685 germany MAN LEBT NUR ZWEIMAL
150685 holland CAPTAIN BEEFHEART / DON VAN VLIET: CULT-HERO
010785 holland KIND MET PLAN

second half 1985 - spring 1993: full time painter / philosopher
090886 england GO VAN GO!
081186 australia THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING reprint!
010188 usa WHERE'S THE CAPTAIN? two (old) pics
010488 spain ACUARELAS DEL MOJAVE reprint!
2001 usa book DON VAN VLIET - 1988: TRINIDAD, CALIFORNIA half reprint!
011288 usa
HE'S STILL CAPTAIN ENIGMA
010489 usa GRAVITY HOLDING ME DOWN
141089 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (sidelines)
010190 usa PHONE CALLS TO DON
011190 usa [TITLE UNKNOWN] interview
010291 usa WHERE'S THE BEEF? pic
010391 italy CAPTAIN BEEFHEART HA 50 ANNI reprint!
spring91 denmark DON VAN VLIET two pics
011091 usa DON VAN VLIET pic

summer 1993 - early summer 1994: stand up to be discontinued art exhibition and poetry
230793 holland radio 'I HAVE A CAT'
011293 england STRICTLY PERSONAL two pics
011296 japan I'M HAPPY AS A CLAM reprint!
210894 england RE-ACHIEVING NAIVETY
2001 england book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!

late summer 1993: filming of some yo yo stuff
story 1993 england film 'SOME YOYO STUFF'
010195 england THE Q 100 INTERVIEW collection of fragments pic
010395 usa PAINTING, SCULPTING AND VIDEOTAPING THE TOWN

fall 2001: total retirement
151201 holland BONO & BEEFHEART
010402 england 'THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING' reprint!
story 2003 usa HAPPY EARTHDAY

through the years: some short left-overs
1985-95 BUSINESS IS YOGURT WITH WRENCHES collection of fragments pic

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notes:

BLUE TITLE
= recybered or linked
pic
indicates the amount of contemporary pictures illustrating the text

BLACK TITLE
= waiting to be added including translations

RED TITLE
= text not found yet

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other chapters: from scratch to decals 1965-71 - light kids and clear spots 1972-73 - tragic year and return 1974-78 - shiny end 1978-82 - what the crew like to say

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