Rock and roll musician in the 1960s and 1970s who had a string of critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful albums using the Magic Music group. He attended senior high school in Lancaster, California with Frank Zappa. His Trout Face mask Replica album, that was released in 1969, continued to inspire a era of punk and fresh wave music artists. He was created Don Vilet in Glendale, California. Present day rockers like Jack port White have produced addresses and tributes to Captain Beefheart’s music.