Discontinuous research on Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band since June 1994.
About HPR -
Bill Harkleroad was known as "Zoot Horn Rollo", one of the early
Magic Band members. He played (and still plays) guitar, and lives in
Oregon. He has a book about his time in the Magic Band
called "Lunar Notes" and can be reached at
email@example.com for a signed copy, if he
has enough available. You can also buy "Lunar Notes" at
Barnes & Noble. Order a signed
copy from Zoot himself at:
P.O. Box 51106
Eugene OR. 97405
U.S. currency only please - Send
cash, check or money order. Don't forget to include your name and return address!
John French said this recently:
"Although, by sheer coincidence, Zoot Horn Rollo was originally my stage
name. I was christened that in late 1967 and then after Bill joined the
band, Don came up with the name Drumbo for me, and Zoot went to him. It
never felt right on me anyway. I believe Alex actually made up the name
Zoot Horn Rollo as a joke one day."
- Read an interview
from DISCoveries, December, 1988 (pp. 20-21)
- Read a recent interview
passed along by the
- The January 1998 issue of Guitar Player magazine has a nice 4 page
interview of Bill Harkleroad. Back issues (or direction to a microfiche source)
are available from Guitar Player at 1-800-444-4881 (or 785-841-1631
outside the U.S.) as Volume 32, Number 1.
- Rob DeNunzio has a 1997 interview with him at Hifimundo.
Tomas Flackman sent this 1998 picture copyright: Magnus Toren.