Rockette Morton (Captain Beefheart)


From the experimental mish-mash of Trout Mask Replica (1969) to the overtly commercial yearnings of Unconditionally Guaranteed (1974), Rockette Morton (born Mark Boston) served as the anchor of Captain Beefheart’s legendary Magic Band in its second (or third) incarnation, depending on which history books you refer to.


Dig Rockette on “The Spotlight Kid”


A guitarist, composer, solo recording artist, and bandleader Rockette was a pocket and countermelodic player who helped the late great Don Van Vliet stretch the parameters of rock, and then some.


Following Beefheart, Rockette rocked with ex-Magic Band mates in Mallard, among other endeavors – including a Beefheart repertory ensemble.