June 29, 1967 ~ The debut album from Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band is released featuring a 20 year-old Ry Cooder.
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band Band play their first gig. It’s at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco with Big Brother and The Holding Company opening.
Captain Beefhart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’ remains one of the ultimate tests of how far you are willing to go to give yourself up to music.
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band’s classic turns 50. Most of the album is produced by Frank Zappa. It’s #58 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band release an amalgam of rock, R&B, garage band, experimental jazz and more. It’s considered important art and experimental music that inspired many that followed. It’s #60 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.