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MEET THE CREW
captain beefheart's magic bandsflits

LINE UP part one
fall 1964 - march 1966 when ALEX SNOUFFER was CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
april 1966 - 11 june 1967

meet all crews


1 - WARMING-UP fall 1964 - february 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 'grow fins' box set

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


2 - LOCAL FAME march - october 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&out
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart * guitar
DON VAN VLIET * vocals

release:
song CALL ON ME 1999


3 - DIDDY WAH DIDDY november 1965 - march 1966

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #3 - don van vliet, alex snouffer / captain beefheart, doug moon, jerry handley, richard hepner - press picture early spring 1966

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

releases:
eepee 'THE LEGENDARY A&M SESSIONS' 
1984
four songs GROW FINS 1999


4 same as 1 - ELECTRICITY april - mid october 1966

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line up #4 - jerry handley, alex snouffer / alex st. claire, don van vliet / captain beefheart, doug moon, paul blakely - press picture summer 1966

PAUL BLAKELY * drums * percussion #in1&out
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
DOUG MOON * guitar
ALEX SNOUFFER alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica

releases:
six
songs GROW FINS 1999
bootlegged (complete) recording:
nine tracks 'the avalon ballroom, 1966'
LIVE 1966-67 2014


5 - GETTING MAGIC late october 1966 - march 1967

JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion #in
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
DOUG MOON * guitar &out(11)
ALEX SNOUFFER alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica

release:
three
songs GROW FINS 1999


6 - SAFE AS MILK april - 11 june 1967

RY COODER * guitar * slide guitar ** bass guitar #in&out
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
ALEX SNOUFFER alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar ** bass guitar
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica ** bass marimba
studio guest SAMUEL HOFFMAN ** theremin in&out
studio guest MILT HOLLAND ** percussion ** log drums #in&out(23)
studio guest TAJ MAHAL ** percussion #in&out
studio guest RUSS TITELMAN ** guitar #in&out(23)

release:
SAFE AS MILK


meet the NEXT LINE UP
or go to the discography for record details - but live recordings are part of the concerts

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

list by theo tieman 1995-2017

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