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Friday, December 17, 2010

Captain Beefheart RIP (1941-2010)

The world lost a true genius today when Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart passed away at 69 due to complications from multiple sclerosis.

Captain Beefheart on the Letterman show on two different occasions.

I saw him live a few time including one great performance at the Whiskey in Los Angeles. Back in the a past life as a minor computer mogul I was hiring a couple of salespeople. One of the applicants was Moris Tepper. The interview was short and sweet.

ME: Are you Moris Tepper, the guitarist for Captain Beefheart.


ME: You're hired.

I was more than honored. Great guy and a pretty good salesman, although he didn't stay very long. I couldn't blame him for moving on.

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