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CAPTAIN'S CONCERTS
gigs and pics


 

captain beefheart - live picture 'rotterdam, holland. hal 4' concert 031180 -  picture by laurens van houten
031180 ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND
picture by laurens van houten

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OLD FART AT PLAY !
to play live music wasn't easy for captain beefheart. first of all he needed a BAND of musicians capable of performing his musical paintings the right way - ánd which didn't mind about low pay or his whimsical behaviour on and off stage. the second assignment was to find a proper PLACE to welcome the act, not to mention the settling of equipment and transport. sometimes all these problems got solved!

so next, the shows had to be visited. ways to draw attention were
* announcements * advertisements * posters * handbills
in order to keep the happenings well-organized there had to be made
* tickets
and occasionally even
* program booklets * press cards * back stage passes
some of the gigs appeared to be interesting subjects for
* broadcasts * pictures * reviews
and / or can be remembered by means of
* tapes * albums
while other facts around the concerts have been immortalized in
* interviews * stories * signatures * memories

(to find relevant information in the interviews and stories it is recommended
to use the intrasearch function and type in the name of a town or venue)

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PLEASE, WELCOME ...

for best details you should have seen detlef jürgens' amazing website
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART &  his / the MAGIC BAND * LIVE PERFORMANCES AND REHEARSALS
mentioned below!

captain beefheart - live picture 'detroit, eastown theater' concert 15or160171 - picture by gary grain
15or160171 DETROIT usa
EXCLUSIVE picture by GARY GRAIN

visit the CONCERTS 1965-1967 / 1968-1970 / 1971-1972 / 1973-1974 / 1975-1977 / 1978-1981

if you can't remember the year you witnessed them, it is recommended to use the intrasearch function and type in the name of a town or venue

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OWED TO DETLEF

special thanks

defunct website
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE / HIS MAGIC BAND
live performances and rehearsals
also known as
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART TIMELINE
also known as
www.beefheart.de
also known by me as
detlef's elektrizität

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long ago, when i cybered the first 'complete' overview of captain beefheart's concerts ever, a maniac like me, detlef jürgens, thought those lists were a good guide for a website dealing with that aspect of don van vliet's career. so he let me know about his idea, it was o.k., i gave him some editorial and design tips (and later regularly provided additions, corrections, and good advice), and off he went!

starting from the sources of my 'gigs log' - interviews, stories elsewhere on this site, and this 'old fart at play' chapter - the 'live performances and rehearsals' eventually grew to a gigantic database of facts and nonsense (like 'we went to the concert, but the weather got bad and our car broke down, so we never saw them play' memories). but, detlef's legendary web museum had become more than a detailed report about the live shows. according to the description in my 'links section' just before it vanished, it was

the ultimate beefheart history in the form of a TIMELINE with don vliet's musical activities BEFORE and during his CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and THE MAGIC BAND appearances, with detailed descriptions of the CONCERTS and the official and illegal RECORDINGS illustrated with almost ALL KNOWN PICTURES and VIDEO STILLS to click on, as well as MEMORABILIA like posters and tickets along loads of REVIEWS, and OFF-STAGE STORIES, and MEMORIES by experts (like magic band members) and amateurs alike - of course has BAND LINE-UPS, and neat LINKS to the sources

captain beefheart and the / his magic band - live performances and rehearsals / timeline / www.beefheart.de - logo defunct website

unfortunately, after many glorious years, detlef was forced to abandon the project commonly called CAPTAIN BEEFHEART TIMELINE because he had no time any more (in 2004). which is a terrible loss to mankind!

i often checked my information with his, and periodically kept mine up-to-date through it. so its disappearance would have been a bit of a disaster, if we hadn't swapped our cyber archives one day. however, going through it and getting enthusiastic about 'recybering' the wonderful research the way it was, it showed that
* most of the basic information comes from pieces of my own site
* practically all images are sonewhere here, too
* i still have loads of material to put up, essential to the timeline
* mainly being to old version of my electricity, the vast majority of links - about ninety percent - is dead
* it doesn't get updated
so i gave up that idea

however
the 'timeline' contained some exclusive stuff worth to be saved for ever.
thus, in future you might come across remarks like 'contributed by detlef jürgens',
awesome 'live performances and rehearsals' or detailed recording histories....

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VIELMALS DANK, DETLEF ! FABELHAFT ! KLASSE !

captain beefheart and the / his magic band - live performances and rehearsals / timeline / www.beefheart.de - art tripp / ed marimba - exclusive picture live performance 140472 jahrhundert halle, frankfurt, germany
art tripp / ed marimba
140472 FRANKFURT germany
exclusive scan provided by detlef jürgens

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