don van vliet  a.k.a.  captain beefheart

Up for auction at Julien's Auctions "Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll 2016
Featuring Property From The Estate of Frank & Gail Zappa", November 4, 2016.


A Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) drawing on paper inscribed on the verso to Frank and Gail Zappa. The mixed media artwork is signed at lower right “Van Vliet 75.” The drawing is inscribed on back “To Frank & Gail March 7-75.” With an additional drawing that is titled “Orange Halloween Fur.”

12 by 16 inches, framed






weird stuff

Here's a picture of the 1966 American Federation of Television/Radio Artists union agreement for Captain Beefheart, signed with both his professional name Don Van Vliet and his legal name, Don Vliet.

Musicians joined this union to collect payments due them from recording sessions, and Television and Radio appearances. This dates from Beefheart's first TV appearance, on 9th Street West, April 28, 1966 (with the Magic Band)

Offered for sale on ebay in 2009.

Also included the union receipt. 

on the right is a picture of a t-shirt that was used for the "Studio Marta" school theater technicians in Brno in the Czech Republic.


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