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

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just go back in time:
1965  1966  1967  1968  1969  1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979  1980  1981
or SEARCH them

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: the board of directors sincerely wants to apologize for the circumstance that working all the facts out in detail is a one-man project (so far). it wishes to ease your impatience by offering a preview of the load of building material waiting to be used....

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 WANTED TO PLAY...

but he needed a band capable of performing his musical paintings ánd which didn't mind the low pay and his whimsical behaviour on and off stage. the second assignment was to find a proper place for a show. and then, a good performance needed an audience too...
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 * tickets and occasionally even * program booklets * press cards and * back stage passes. some 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 'detroit, eastown theater' 15 or 16 january 1971 - 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 and 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 in cyber space
however  the 'timeline' contained a lot of stuffworth to be saved for ever
thus you might come across the remark: provided by detlef jürgens.

captain beefheart live performances and rehearsals - art tripp / ed marimba - 14 april 1972 jahrhunderthalle, frankfurt, germany
art tripp / ed marimba
14 april 1972 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE HOECHST, FRANKFURT AM MAIN (west)germany
provided by detlef jürgens

VIELMALS DANK, DETLEF! FABELHAFT! RIESENKLASSE!

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[updated 180119]

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