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On Aug. 7, 1971, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention played a concert at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA in Los Angeles. The concert was recorded and released in 1972 as the LP “Just Another Band from L.A.” Included on this album is “Billy the Mountain”, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which […]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention released the live LP “Fillmore East – June 1971” on Aug. 2, 1971. It was the twelfth album in Frank Zappa’s discography. ‘Fillmore East – June 1971’ is a live concept-like album. It portrays a peek-behind-the-curtain of the life of a rock band on the road as narrated […]

23rd July 1966, Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’. The LP would be the most successful of his career, being certified Platinum for 1 million copies sold in the US. The title track would earn him two Grammy awards for Record Of The Year and Best […]

The Mothers of Invention ( Frank Zappa) released their debut LP “Freak Out” on June 27, 1966. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. The album was produced by […]

On June 13, 1958, Frank Zappa graduated from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA. Normally we won’t post about someone’s high school graduation, but it’s such a great picture. Did you know that Frank went to high school with Don Van Vliet? Don is better known as Captain Beefheart. Zappa a high school grad, […]

ZZ Top’s drummer, Frank Beard is celebrating his 69th birthday today. When ZZ Top started, Beard was known by the nickname “Rube” and was credited as “Rube Beard” on the first album and on Tres Hombres, the band’s third album, but is listed under his real name on Rio Grande Mud, their second album. After […]

Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business”. 14 years ago today we lost the legendary Ray Charles. Ray was only 73 years old when he passed. He is a true American treasure. If Ray could come back for just one song, what song would you hope he played? RIP Ray. Thank […]

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played two shows at New York City’s Fillmore East on June 5 & 6, 1971. The concerts were being recorded for the LP “The Mothers, Fillmore East June 1971. On the night of the 6th, as an encore, John Lennon and Yoko Ono emerged from the wings to […]

2nd June 1966, Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’, the singers second UK No.1. The song was originally composed by Avo Uvezian as ‘Broken Guitar’ and later under the title ‘Beddy Bye’ as part of the instrumental score for the movie A Man Could Get Killed. […]

10th May 1969, Frank Sinatra’s version of ‘My Way’ made the British Top ten for the first time. Over the next three years it re-entered the Top 50 singles chart on eight different occasions. Paul Anka re-wrote the original French song for Sinatra, after he told Anka he was quitting the music business. Anka changed […]


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