Happy Birthday Frank Zappa, Goodbye Capt. Beefheart.
by Bob Keller,posted Dec 21 2010 11:17AM
Two of the most unsual and perhaps creative icons from the 60s came up in the news this week. Captain Beefheart passed away andFrank 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.
Young Frank Zappa and Steve Allen