Number 13 of Rob Chalfen's "Top 14 Reasons Why Captain Beefheart Was a True American Genius"
13. at 11 had his own show sculpting animals on LA TV. Won a scholarship to study art in Europe, but his folks wouldn't let him go, as all artists were 'fags'. Folks moved to Lancaster to get him away from the decadent element. There he met Frank Zappa