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OLD FART AT PLAY !
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PLEASE, WELCOME...

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and HIS / THE MAGIC BAND
WORLD-WIDE
LIVE PERFORMANCES

IMPORTANT WARNING:
the following 'concert halls' are OUTDATED and scheduled for heavy re-construction.
but as long as the renovation is in progress, you still might find what you're looking for.
CONCERTS 1965-1967
 or see what a search can dig up for you.
the board of directors sincerely wants to apologize for the inconvenience, and likes to compensate you by offering a preview of the material which will be used for the new buildings....

this are the
FINISHED OVERVIEWS to be worked out in detail later on:

1965  1966  1967  1968  1969  1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979  1980  1981

or use a TIME MACHINE to find them

captain beefheart concert rotterdam, holland. hal 4, 3 november 1980 -  picture by laurens van houten
3 november 1980 HAL 4, ROTTERDAM holland
picture by laurens van houten

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OLD FART WANTS TO 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 who didn't mind low pay as well as his whimsical behaviour on and off stage. the second assignment was to get a proper place for a show...
sometimes these problems were solved!

but then, as essential next step, a good performance needed an audience.

ways to draw people to the concert were
* advertisements * announcements * posters * handbills and * previews.
in order to keep the happenings well-organized there had to be made
* tickets
and occasionally even * program booklets * press cards and * back stage passes.
some of the gigs appeared to be interesting subjects for
* broadcasts * photos and * reviews
and / or have been recorded on
* audio tapes sometimes resulting in * (bootleg) albums,
while other facts about the concerts have been saved in
* interviews * stories * signatures and * memories.
captain beefheart - live picture 'detroit, eastown theater' concert 15or160171 - picture by gary grain
15 or 16 january 1971 EASTOWN THEATRE, DETROIT usa

picture by gary grain

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p.s.: OWED TO DETLEF

special thanks go to the defunct website
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE / HIS MAGIC BAND live performances and rehearsals
also known as
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART TIMELINE
 

long ago, when i had cybered the first 'complete' concert overview, another beefheartian, detlef jürgens, thought those lists were a good starting point for a website dealing exclusively with that part of don van vliet's career, and off he went!
the 'live performances and rehearsals' exploded into a gigantic database of facts.
eventually, detlef's web museum became a detailed story in the form of a timeline.

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 for lack of time - which was a terrible loss to mankind!

but there are good reasons to continue the research:
* john 'drumbo' french and other band members remembered a lot of the past in the book 'through the eyes of magic'
* every day new information and useful details bubble up on the web
  however
the 'timeline' contained a lot of stuff worth to be saved for ever
thus
you might come across the remark 'provided by detlef jürgens'.
 
VIELMALS DANK, DETLEF! FABELHAFT! RIESENKLASSE!

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
14 april 1972 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, FRANKFURT (west)germany
provided by detlef jürgens

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