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Happy Birthday Frank Zappa, Goodbye Capt. Beefheart.

Two of the most unsual and perhaps creative icons from the 60s came up in the news this week. Captain Beefheart passed away and Frank Zappa's birthday came around. Both artists were on the cutting edge of some truly weird stuff. Frank if you can believe it was actually more commercially successful than the Captain, but both came up around the same time, the 60's youth cultural explosion. They actually worked together on some projects. Here are a couple of videos for the true fans. One is from Zappa when he appeared on the Steve Allen show as a young, well groomed composer. The other is of Captain Beefhart on an appearance on the Letterman show. Both hosts looked somewhat confused, but seemed to get "the joke". Enjoy. Captain Beefheart Young Frank Zappa and Steve Allen

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12/21/2010 8:17AM
Happy Birthday Frank Zappa, Goodbye Capt. Beefheart.
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12/22/2010 8:14AM
Thanks, Bob - great memories. Lucky enough to see Zappa in FL abt '83, Immaculately Incredible! Ah, Beefheart... Two true individuals will be missed, RIP dudes.
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