Don Van Vliet born Donald Glen Vliet (January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010). American musician and visual artist best known by the Captain Beefheart. His musical work is conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians he called The Magic Band, active between 1965 and 1982, with whom he recorded 12 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues, psychedelic, free jazz, avantgarde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians. Now, Here, Captain Beefheart in"Prison Song" "Party of Things To Do". Forever.