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Bill Harkleroad, known professionally as Zoot Horn Rollo
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:07:25 PM »
 (born January 8, 1949), is an American guitarist. He is best known for his work with Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. In 2003, he was ranked No. 62 in a Rolling Stone magazine list of "the 100 greatest guitarists of all time". Born in Hawthorne, California, Harkleroad was trained as an accordionist as a child but changed to guitar in his teens. In nearby Lancaster, California, he became involved in local bands. With a future member of the Magic Band, Mark Boston, he joined a band named B.C. & The Cavemen. The two later played in the group Blues in a Bottle along with the future Magic Band guitarist Jeff Cotton. He joined the Magic Band in 1968 after the departure of Alex St. Clair. After recording Trout Mask Replica and several further albums, he left in 1974, with several other band members, to form Mallard. His book, Lunar Notes, describes some of the tensions that contributed to the split between Captain Beefheart and the other band members.

After the break up of Mallard, Harkleroad had a limited involvement with the music community as a performer. He continued his involvement in another capacity, however, as a record store manager and guitar instructor in Eugene, Oregon.

On November 27, 2001, he released We Saw a Bozo Under the Sea. In 2008, John French (a.k.a. Drumbo) released an album City of Refuge on which Harkleroad was played guitar on all twelve tracks. In 2013, Harkleroad contributed lead guitar to a psychobilly track on the Eugene-based band Cherry Poppin' Daddies' album White Teeth, Black Thoughts.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - German TV 1972     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpHgG4jILa0

Captain Beefheart Upon The My O My Old Grey Whistle Test 1974      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6fCOGyVJg

Former Captain Beefheart guitarist Zoot Horn Rollo (Bill Harkleroad) and his post-Beefheart band, Mallard.
Mallard - One Day Once     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rquu33jE7T8

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Live Beat-Club 1972   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bPSV9Ndb4Q

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band-Electricity (Cannes Live 1968)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QCjmZnUmM

Zoot Horn Rollo - John's Eyes      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVhwIaDcXLI

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Re: Bill Harkleroad, known professionally as Zoot Horn Rollo
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 09:41:57 PM »
Zoot Horn Rollo - We Saw A Bozo Under The Sea - (2001) (Full Album)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCkL6b6NkrQ