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cancelled fri 31 may 1968 holland AMSTERDAM PARADISO 20.00 h
rescheduled fri 31 may 1968 holland AMSTERDAM FANTASIO 22.30 h
cancelled sat 1 june 1968 holland ALKMAAR teevee rood-wit-blauw CANADA CLUB
cancelled sat 1 june 1968 holland AMSTERDAM LIJN 3
cancelled sat 1 june 1968 holland AMSTERDAM FANTASIO 22.30 h


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BLIMP OVER EUROPE 1a

even the dumbest fan knows that captain beefheart and the magic band 'spent four days in holland' at the end of their second visit to europe in 1968, as john platt revealed in the liner notes to 'i may be hungry but i sure ain't weird'. but although i'm completely dutch i too knew no further details than that they had played in the newly opened 'paradiso' in amsterdam; which was the only poor fact gerry pratt could mention in his fanzine special BLIMP OVER EUROPE #1 european tours 1968 to 1973 about the mysterious visit to holland. but now sjef huurdeman - heel erg bedankt! - has sent me a photocopy of a news item about that happening in the dutch music paper HITWEEK vol.3 #37 dated 31 may 1968 (but available a few days earlier)... wow. it goes:

captain beefheart live - announcement concerts holland may / june 1968

THE U.S.A. GROUP CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND IS COMING TO PARADISO AND FANTASIO

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so finally all got settled with the labour permit for CAPTAIN BEEFHEART. coming weekend he performs at several places:
friday 31 may 1968 PARADISO, AMSTERDAM
friday 31 may 1968 FANTASIO, AMSTERDAM
saturday 1 june 1968 CANADA CLUB, ALKMAAR (where also the teevee footage for 'rood-wit-blauw' will be made).
moreover there will be given another concert on saturday 1 june in the beat-cellar 'lijn 3' (in amsterdam - t.t.).
the PICTURE placed to the news item is a photo from their saturday 4 may 1968 performance at the ROME POP FESTIVAL, and as far as i know actually the only picture ever published of that concert - so that's a SENSATION too!

captain beefheart - live picture international pop festival, rome, italy, palazzo dello sport 4 may 1968 - antennae jimmy semens / jeff cotton, captain beefheart / don van vliet, jerry handley
(poor quality scan from photo copy later
replaced by this one from original magazine)

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