publication date: Monday, November 1, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)

category: Music

clue: This avant-garde musician didn't serve in the military, but he did lead a magical music band to a cult following, while singing about crows, trout, and other beasts.

explanation: Don Van Vliet performed as Captain Beefheart. Backed by "The Magic Band," he recorded albums including Ice Cream for Crow, Trout Mask Replica, and Shiny Beast. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Denise Sawicki


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