- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (16)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Obscuration 2
- Birth Year: 1941
- Birthday: 15. January
- Birthplace: Sacramento, USA - California
- Category: Art-Fine-art-artist
- Profile: 6-2
- Type: Pure Manifesting Generator
- Inc.Cross: Obscuration 2
- Definition: Double Split - Small (16)
- Variables: BLL-MLR
- 2343 Structuring
- 2145 The Money Line
- 0360 Mutation
- 2750 Preservation
- 1762 Acceptance
- 2461 Awareness
American musician, popular in the '60s and '70s and considered one of the most influential musician on the psychedelic rock scene. His 1969 hit "Trout Mask Replica" is perhaps his best known release. In 1982 he left the music world and became a reclusive visual artist.
Vliet, his birth surname, had cut a record in 1959 with Frank Zappa. In 1964 he formed the Magic Band. Some of their hits included "Safe as Milk" (1967), "Mirror Man" and Strictly Personal (1968). "Trout Mask Replica" has been defined as somewhere "between blues, jazz, rock and classical music."
Vliet was considered an eccentric and he did not conform well to the requirements of the music industry. In 1982 he released his last album "Ice Cream for Crow."
Since about 1984 he has lived somewhere in the California desert. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerois in the early 1990s.
He died in California on December 17, 2010 of complications of multiple sclerosis.