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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and the MAGIC BAND

THIS is PART 1 line ups 1-7 start - moonchild 3/1964-06.66
when ALEX SNOUFFER was CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

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1 - THE START fall 1964-march 1965

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #1 - alex snouffer / captain beefheart, paul blakely, doug moon, don van vliet, jerry handley - from notes to 'grow fins' box set

PAUL BLAKELY * drums * percussion #in&out3
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar #in
DOUG MOON * guitar #in
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * guitar #in
DON VAN VLIET * vocals * harmonica


2 - NEXT STEP april 1965

captain beefheart and the magic band - line-up #2 - jerry handley, doug moon, vic mortensen, don van vliet, alex snouffer / captain beefheart - try-out for 'vox battle of the bands', hollywood palladium 1965

JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
DOUG MOON * guitar
VIC MORTENSEN * drums * percussion #in&out4
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * guitar
DON VAN VLIET * vocals


3 same as 1 - LOCAL FAME may-october 1965

captain beefheart and the magic band - line-up #3 - (front:) alex snouffer / captain beefheart, doug moon, paul blakely, don van vliet, jerry handley - usa 010966 tiger beat

PAUL BLAKELY * drums * percussion #in1&out8
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
DOUG MOON * guitar
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * guitar
DON VAN VLIET * vocals * harmonica

OFFICIAL release:
one track 5cd/6lp GROW FINS 1999

ILLEGAL releases:
2elpee ANOTHER CHAPTER FROM THE LIVES AND TIMES OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART one track
ceedee the EARLY YEARS 1959-1969 one track
ceedee PULLER MAN one track
2elpee FRANK ZAPPA with captain beefheart * CHRONICLE one track


4 - BROADER RECOGNITION november 1965-first half january 1966

JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
DOUG MOON * guitar
VIC MORTENSEN * drums * percussion #in2&out
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * guitar
DON VAN VLIET * vocals


5 - DIDDY WAH DIDDY second half january-first half may 1966

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #5 - don van vliet, alex snouffer / captain beefheart, doug moon, jerry handley, richard hepner - press picture spring 1966

JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
RICHARD HEPNER * guitar #in&out
DOUG MOON * guitar
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * drums
DON VAN VLIET * vocals * harmonica

OFFICIAL releases:
two tracks single DIDDY WAH DIDDY / WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FOOLING 1966
four tracks 5cd/6lp GROW FINS 1999
re-issues and compilations:
7"ep DIDDY WAH DIDDY [picture sleeve]
ep/cd the LEGENDARY A&M SESSIONS
single MOONCHILD / WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FOOLING one track
2ceedee the DUST BLOWS FORWARD one track
2elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * the A&M BOOTLEG ALBUM

ILLEGAL releases:
elpee THROUGH THE EYES OF A GENIUS electric poetry - part 2
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * GULP
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * YER BLUES YAM
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * the BEATLES ao vivo one track
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * the BEATLES were born one track
2elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * TANKS FOR THE MAMMARIES one track


6 - AVALON BALLROOM second half may 1966

JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
DOUG MOON * guitar
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * drums
DON VAN VLIET * vocals * harmonica

OFFICIAL release:
four tracks ??0566 5cd/6lp GROW FINS 1999

ILLEGAL releases:
ceedee the EARLY YEARS 1959-1969 five tracks
7"ep AVALON '66 four tracks
elpee IT'S TOO HARD - IT'S BEEFHEART! four tracks
elpee the LIVES AND TIMES OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART somebody in my home four tracks
ceedee PULLER MAN four tracks
ceedee RAILROADISM one track


7 - MOONCHILD late may or early june 1966 studio

DAVID GATES * guitar ** harpsichord ** background vocal #in&out
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
DOUG MOON * guitar
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * drums
DON VAN VLIET * vocals * harmonica

OFFICIAL releases:
two tracks single MOONCHILD / FRYING PAN 1966
outtake song HERE I AM, I ALWAYS AM 1984
re-issues and compilations:
ep/cd the LEGENDARY A&M SESSIONS
7"ep DIDDY WAH DIDDY [picture sleeve] single
single MOONCHILD / WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FOOLING one track
2ceedee the DUST BLOWS FORWARD one track
2elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * the A&M BOOTLEG ALBUM single

ILLEGAL releases:
elpee THROUGH THE EYES OF A GENIUS electric poetry - part 2 single
ceedee the EARLY YEARS 1959-1969 outtake
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * the BEATLES ao vivo single
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * the BEATLES were born single
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * GULP single
elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * YER BLUES YAM single


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notes: studio = studio band only; #in = enters the band, 15 or (15) = after having played (or: guested) in line-up 15; &out = leaves the band, 20 or (20) = to return (as guest) in line-up 20

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