Don Van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart â€“ – January 15, 1941 â€“ December 17, 2010
I once had a conversation with the good Captain. Someone in the band pointed out the fact that sitting at the back of the venue where we were playing â€“ The Speakeasy, (just off Londonâ€™s Oxford Street) was THE MAN himself.
After the gig, as we were loading the Transit, he stepped in a somewhat â€˜tired and emotionalâ€™ manner over the gear and muttered, â€œNice band.â€
I said, â€œThank you.â€
I think that constitutes a conversation.
Goodbye, Don . . . .