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Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band

Background information
Birth name Don Glen Vliet
Born January 15, 1941
Born place Glendale, California, U.S.
Died December 17, 2010
Death place Arcata, California, U.S.
Genre(s) Experimental Rock
Blues Rock
Psychedelic Rock
Progressive Rock
Years active 1964—1982
Label(s) Epic Records
Virgin Records
Atlantic Records
Reprise Records
Mercury Records
A&M Records
Blue Thumb Records
Associated acts The Tubes
Frank Zappa
The Mothers of Invention
Ry Cooder
Zoot Horn Rollo
Rockette Morton
John French
Jack Nitzsche
Gary Lucas
Moris Tepper

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The White Stripes Split Up

February 2, 2011
The White Stripes Split UpThe White Stripes have announced that they have split up and that they have no plans to make further recordings or perform live again.

In a statement, Jack and Meg White said the decision to part company was not down to “artistic differences of lack of a wanting to continue”.

Rather, they added, it was “for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve what is beautiful and special about the band and have it stay that way”.

They went on to thank their fans for supporting them “throughout the 13 plus years of The White Stripes intense and incredible career”.

The White Stripes released six albums and until today (February 2) were thought to be working on their seventh.

The group last performed live in support of their 2007 album ‘Icky Thump’, but the tour was scrapped so Meg White could overcome anxiety problems.

In a final message to their fans, the pair said: "The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful."

(by Jason Gregory)

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