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An unpredictable iconoclast: difficult, intense, and unignorable.
"His albums didn't sell freight-car loads. He didn't have a Top 10 album or a single until 1974...But he filled large theaters, and even arenas, with shows that challenged the boundaries of musical, theatrical and social propriety." More on rockhall.com...
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The Frank Hebblethwaite Collection on Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band is a comprehensive collection that documents the psychedelic rock group as well as the artistic career of Don Van Vliet. The collection also contains information on artists that were associated with Captain Beefheart, such as Frank Zappa and Henry Kaiser.
The Gary Johnson Collection spans the years 1940-2003. The collection consists of a wide range of music research materials related to rock and roll, including the files of artist manager, record company executive, and music publisher Herb Cohen, regarding the Frank Zappa film, 200 Motels.
The James Gallett Photographs of Frank Zappa consist of four color photos taken by Gallett in late October 1978. They are from one of six shows Zappa played at the Palladium in New York City between October 27 and 31. The photographs measure 8" x 10" and feature close-up views of Zappa. Members of Zappa's band can be seen in the background of three of the photographs.
The Radio Airchecks span the years 1962 to 2001 and consists of 97 airchecks in the form of digital WAV and MP3 files, including this 1968 interview between Zappa and radio disc jockey, record producer, and concert promoter Tom Donahue.
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